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  • Out and proud (Boston Herald Sportwriter Shares His Gayness With The World -Isn't That Special?)

    09/30/2003 2:20:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 381+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2003 | Ed Gray
    I'm out. I didn't strike out. I wasn't thrown out. And above all, I wasn't forced out. I'm out because I no longer, in good conscience, choose to ignore the unabashed homophobia that is so cavalierly tolerated within the world of sports. I'm out, because the silence of a closeted gay man only serves to give his implicit approval to bigotry. I'm out, because I refuse to continue hiding from the truth that an openly gay man has as much right as a straight man to play sports or report on them. Frankly, I'm out because I can't come up...