A Brave Man Takes A Stand

17 May

Rick Welts, President and CEO, of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns has made a choice to live his live openly. His story (and the heartbreaking effects his closeted life took on him) was chronicled in this Sunday’s New York Times. I thought it was appropriate  to share his journey on the International Day Against Homophobia. I hope that brave men like Rick Welts, Gareth Thomas, Michael Pinto dos Santos, Anton Hysen, John Amaechi, Steven Davies and Ian Roberts will inspire others to come out and pave the way towards a sports world where people can be free to be who they are.

2 Responses to “A Brave Man Takes A Stand”

  1. kfunk2 May 17, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    this was a great read – i’d been meaning to suggest it to you for possible inclusion here.

    good on you rick welts!

    and lo, awesome work pulling together some great coverage for international day against homophobia. it’s been a rough couple of weeks for equality in football, to say the least, and there’s much that remains to be done. thanks for continuing to speak out against the hate.

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

      His story broke my heart especially the part about having to go through his partner’s illness and death while closeted. There’s so much work to be done. I think it’s important that we all lend our voices to the effort. xoxo

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