The gay internet is going all goo-goo ga-ga over three Vine videos posted by players on North Carolina State University’s baseball team. The videos, below, show team members “twerking” it out in the locker room. They’re being shared like hotcakes across social media, gay blogs and other sites like Towleroad, Buzz Feed and Instinct Magazine.

Normally, we wouldn’t post such silly and, perhaps, not-safe-for-work items on the newspaper’s website.

But, two things make this different:
(1) Finally, finally, finally, the words “gay” and “North Carolina” are appearing in a positive, fun way across the mighty interwebs; and
(2) Just for the record, gay, New Orleans Bounce icon Big Freedia was doing her twerk — including right here in the Queen City at Charlotte Pride in August — long before the mainstream caught on.

With Tar Heel ahem, Wolfpack pride, we present…

[Edit (Feb 1, 2023): NC State player John Mangum later deleted his Vine videos. But, the internet never forgets. A video from YouTube is below.]

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.