There exists a terrible double standard that I fear will never be cleared up mainly because the large percentage of editors, reporters, and TV people are liberal. When I realized I was gay in the 10th grade, I knew immediately what I was feeling was not OK, and that didn't come from me playing little league football. Gay marriage is legal and opinion polls have shown Americans' attitudes toward LGBTQ people have become more positive. Gay women athletes, no problem for me. He will pay a price, unfortunately. Flippancy aside, it would absolutely take a very special individual to come out as a pro athlete on a major-league team.
Flippancy aside, it would absolutely take a very special individual to come out as a pro athlete on a major-league team.
As LGBT rights progress, why do gay athletes remain in the closet?
I cared more about how my teammates were going to treat me, how my coach was going to react. Does every gay person make it known that they are gay? No, I would not wear their jersey or have that poster on my wall. Ryan Bernier Brunswick, Maine I think it is time for a professional athlete to come out. The Portland ABL team, the Power, not only marketed to the lesbian community, several of their players were out. Gay marriage is legal and opinion polls have shown Americans' attitudes toward LGBTQ people have become more positive.
Thirty-six percent of female sports fans support a permanent ban compared to 21 percent of male sports fans who support such a ban. As for athletes in general, their sexuality doesn't matter to me. And when he died, it just ripped me in half. Of the letters Page 2 received, 75 percent said they would support a gay athlete, 22 percent said they would not and 19 3 percent did not offer an opinion. But those ideas create confusion in gay athletes that they must put on a strong facade so as not to appear weak and to conform to societal norms of what it means to be a tough man. But for that matter I didn't want to hear about Wilt's 20, women either.