Athlete Ally, You Can Play, and GLAAD, three organizations working for LGBT inclusion in sports, today released a joint statement in response to comments made by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver.
One day after details of a bizarre court case involving former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris and an ex-boyfriend inadvertently outed the 2003 first-round pick, several current Niners who played with Harris said that knowing his sexuality probably wouldn't have made a difference in their locker room at the time.
Millions of Sports Illustrated readers will get a look at a Bay Area 49er fan celebration they may not be familiar with. A photographer snapped a photo at "Hi Tops" in San Francisco's Castro District when the 49ers clinched a spot in the Super Bowl.
This post is not about whether he should have said that, nor about whether that's even the actual truth. Rather, it's about reassuring his young fans that, if it was true, and if that had been his answer, he would have found love and support in each and every one of the communities with which he identifies.