Friday, March 18, 2011

Ex-NFL Player Wade Davis Comes Out


Via Son Of Baldwin:

Former NFL player Wade Davis, who played with the Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks and eventually the Washington Redskins from 2000 to 2004, has come out as gay. Davis' public announcement coincides with his participation in the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network's "Changing The Game" program, which is designed to fight against homophobia in K thru 12 athletics by starting a dialogue about the issue.

In a video Davis explains the pressure he felt to hide his sexuality while in the NFL, and to avoid those who were suspected of being gay or bisexual as well. He also encourages young LGBT athletes to be proud of who they are. Watch the clip below:

3 comments:

thegayte-keeper said...

I know each life is a journey, but should we accept him with open arms?

Kevin said...

What do you mean gayte-keeper? Elaborate.

Prince Toddy English said...

My question is...
Why does everyone wait to come out when the career is over?
Granted, I know he answered the question but that is not good enough for me anymore. I would like to see an out player...not a retiree.

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