Saturday, April 30, 2011
Who ya calling a wimp?
Peter Griggs, who is gay, felt excluded from many sports that project a strong straight vibe, such as hockey. Several years ago, after a rough life, he had the idea of writing a screenplay about a gay boxer. That prompted him to take up the sport. It took a while but he found a trainer who didn't care if he was gay. The screenplay turned into a stage play and its success at promoting self-esteem has prompted the creation of a community center with a goal to train gay kids to be boxers and eventually turn pro.