Monday, May 16, 2011

And Speaking of Coming Out

I'd already written a post congratulating Don Lemon of CNN and Rick Welts of the Phoenix Suns for coming out publicly, but after I published the post, I read that former Villanova University basketball player, Will Sheridan, also came out publicly over at ESPN.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I think that Lemon's coming out, and now Sheridan's, is huge particularly for black gay men.  I've never been a fan of the clandestine "down low" culture that has a strange appeal in some circles, and I've long felt that black folks coming out publicly would do so much to kill this notion that black folks are especially homophobic (like white conservative Christians aren't equally so somehow).  It's long overdue.

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