COLUMN: Major League Player Comes Out as Gay?
Well, not quite. However, the groundwork is being laid for an active member of a major American sports team to come out and survive the act professionally. This is excellent news for the promotion of positive self-regard among LGBT people, especially LGBT youth. Men’s professional sports stand as the last high profile bastion of an old heterocentric order that employed homophobia as an organizing principle. But society is shifting. President Obama has made equality for LGBT people a priority. And the liberalization of other professions with high visibility, most notably politics and entertainment, not to mention the military, is well underway. There is forward movement.