LGBT Sports Commentary: A battle still being fought

Lohud
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July 25, 2013

Twenty years ago, the announcement probably wouldn’t have happened.

Twenty years from now, maybe it won’t garner even a shrug.

But today, Saunders boys basketball coach Anthony Nicodemo’s revelation he’s gay has stirred debate.

Nicodemo heads charity tournaments, is director of the Lower Hudson Basketball Association and is a Section 1 Basketball Committee member.

Maybe because of that and/or because of societal changes and his timing — his announcement last month coming just before the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act — some people have said, “So what?”

“We don’t care. He gets us better as a team,” one Saunders player explained, declining to give his name.