Congrats Jason Collins!



Isn’t this just heartwarming!?? We officially have our first openly gay NBA player! This is major.  Jason recently made headlines when he came out and is now making history.  Jason will join the Brooklyn Nets <— That’s right New York!!! Yaaaasss!!! Another reason to love NYC…sorry, I digress.  I apologize for my gay glitter outburst.  Here is what the Nets GM Billy King had to say, “The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,”.  “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.” <— Yaaasssss!!!!! Oops.  Sorry… Ok.  Back to the professional writing.

Have you heard of Athlete Ally? They are a great organization that supports the LGBT community as it pertains to professional sports/athletes.  Fabulous organization.  Check them out.  Their executive director released the following statement:  “We are entering a new era of inclusion with Jason Collins, the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA at the forefront,”.  “Jason may be the first, but he’s not the last. It’s because of him and the unprecedented leadership of professional leagues like the NBA that we’ll see more and more LGBT athletes at all levels of competition.”.

I can tell you from first-hand experience that there are plenty of gay or bi-sexual athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB and so on…by the way, first-hand experience doesn’t mean I had relations with them! Get your mind out of the gutter! And while I’m at it, I can also tell you that organizations like the MLB for example are quite quick to dish out nondisclosure to silence anyone who may or may not have knowledge that a player is gay.

Back to Jason.  So happy for him.  This is one small step but a step in the right direction.




We may have our first openly gay NFL player!


Good for you honey!! Yes!!



Michael Sam

Michael Sam was named a first-team All-American after the 2013 season.  He was the Missouri defensive lineman.  He is also eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft and guess what else?!?!  He just came out of the closet! So this means that he could potentially be the first openly gay player in the NFL.  He is what he had to say to ESPN (and honey, let me tell you.  There are plenty of gays on ESPN already…), “I am an openly, proud gay man,”  “I understand how big this is…It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be … I want to be a football player in the NFL.”

The NFL released the following statement: “We admire Michael Sam’s honesty & courage,”  “Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in NFL.”

This is a huge step forward for the NFL.  It’s only a matter of time before the NFL is a big old rainbow 🙂


Shouldn’t out the professional athletes


While my opinion is that all the closeted professional athletes are nothing short of cowards and liars, it is their right to do so. There is always chatter in the news about what athlete is gay and some of it is true. Where there is smoke, there is fire. That said, outing someone is never the right choice.

I hope there is a day where we don’t need to come out. Where it is completely normal to be straight or LGBT. The truth is that we are all born this way. Including the heterosexuals.

Back on topic. Unless someone is actively anti-gay and a public figure, we really have no place outing them. It is a deeply personal decision. There are factors that go beyond acceptance. What we do need is more straight professional athletes speaking up that being gay is ok. We need to educate the uneducated. Making it easier for those in the painful closet to come out. It shouldn’t be a choice between coming out and keeping your lucrative contract and endorsements. My personal opinion is that being honest with yourself and your fan base is more important than the $ but that is easy to say when I don’t have a $100 Million contract in front of me.

I write this today as I am reading the stories about Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers QB and his alleged boyfriend.

I had a closeted relationship with someone who worked in professional sports and I can tell you from experience that these gay/bi-sexual professional athletes are crippled with fear, self-doubt and insecurities. Not that much different then the rest of us who haven’t come out yet.