Thursday, June 10, 2010

Amaechi on Sports People Coming Out

In a remarkably clear and astute article, former US basketball player and LGBT History Month patron John Amaechi explains why coming out is still such a problem for any professional sportsperson.

In the hard-hitting article, Amaechi acknowledges the role of homophobic chants from the football crowds as being a barrier towards players asserting their sexual orientation, but he firmly puts the blame for the homophobia that is endemic in the sporting world at the door of the owners, directors and managers of sports teams and event organisers, as well as the media.

You can read the full article on John's blog here.

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