congratulations to nba executive rick welts for coming out as gay

There is a beautiful snowball effect going on. In light of my recent posts about NHL player Sean Avery's public support of marriage equality - and two non-gay male athletes taking lead roles in anti-homophobia campaigns - when I see this, I can't help but think we are approaching a tipping point.

From yesterday's New York Times, an excellent story by Dan Barry: A Sports Executive Leaves the Safety of His Shadow Life. The photo caption reads: "Rick Welts, the president of the Phoenix Suns, hopes his coming out can break the silence surrounding homosexuality in men's team sports."

Someone - some high-profile male athlete in a professional team sport - has to take the lead on this. We know you're out there. Come out so we can support you!

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