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Commentary on LGBT issues plus theatre reviews. Monday, February 26, The climate is improving for a gay pro athlete to come out By Steve Charing The creaky sound of the closet door opening in pro male sports has been heard too infrequently over the past three decades.
It started with pro football player David Kopay in Then the first major league baseball player to come out, Glenn Burke, did so in Keeping the alternating leagues in tact, baseballer Billy Bean stepped out of the closet inand football player Esera Tuaolo followed suit in Of course, there was an official—not an athlete—baseball umpire Dave Pallone, who had come out in These now "out" pro sports figures—in varying degrees of celebrity and proficiency—have two things in common: I said then, and others have repeated the refrain, that it would take "Jackie Robinson-like courage" for an active male player to disclose that he is gay in the testosterone-dominated arena of professional sports.
The environment was more favorable for her to come out given that a significant portion of the WNBA fan base is comprised of lesbians. And while Swoopes received tremendous support from her team and fans, many gay activists were miffed when she disclosed that her sexuality was a choice.
Locker room reaction For a male athlete to come out, however, the landscape could be more daunting. The first thing that comes to the mind of a gay athlete is the reaction in the locker room, which in the macho world of professional sports, is not likely to be gay friendly.
You know, the shower argument.
And in the locker room you have great relationships with guys. I don't have any negative views. A Sports Illustrated survey conducted last year provides more insight. Nonetheless, former NBA player Tim Hardaway was repulsed at the thought of a gay teammate and stated during an interview that, among other reasons for not wanting a gay teammate, he hates gays.
He later apologized for his comments. The big question is: Would he be taunted, shunned, harassed, or just left alone? Fan response The second consideration for a gay athlete who is contemplating coming out is the reaction of fans.
On the surface a gay athlete may be better off coming out in New York than in Dallas, but no matter if a state is red or blue, every state has a mix of homophobes and progressives, thus the color purple. Indeed, studies have already indicated that fans appear to be OK with an openly gay player.
According to an online survey by Witeck-Combs Communications and Harris Interactive conducted intwo out of three fans said they would not change their opinions of favorite male or female professional athletes should they come out.
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