But I also think there are a lot of players in the WNBA that would love to come out, but for lots of reasons they're scared.
But I hope [my coming-out] is gonna make a difference to a lot of people out there who want to come out and don't know how to do it or are afraid, "If I do this, what will the consequences be?
In the first chapter of Revelation, God says, "I am the Alpha and the Omega--the one who is and who was and who is to come
." The book emphasizes the intervention of God into human affairs and the picture of the last days.
But Bean, who calls his book "an explanation of why [pro athletes] have not been able to come
out," says the closet is an unfortunate necessity in major league baseball today.
We've had a tremendous response to our invitation to come
out--or to come
further out--in the pages of The Advocate, and we plan to make this a new tradition for the magazine.
Why must the gay public suffer yet another celebrity who chooses to come
out only after finding himself in a position of pseudo privilege and notoriety--i.e., when it's safe?
"Every one of our members across the country is experiencing a drop in the age at which young people really start to come
out and talk about sexuality and gender identity in a public way," says Craig Bowman, executive director of National Youth Advocacy Coalition, an umbrella organization for gay and lesbian youth groups.
He's coming of age at a time when the public is beginning to honor those with the courage to come
out and mistrust those who don't.
She said, "I could never go to such a public place where there would be TV cameras and all these gay people would see me and think I was gay." I said I understood, but I was lying, and that was one of the reasons I decided to come
out I couldn't live like that, always looking over my shoulder.
"I think it's important for people to come
out, though it should not be de rigueur," he states.
I can just imagine a teenage homosexual watching the show with his parents and using that as a springboard to come
A veteran of antiwar protests, Kight is inspired to come
out by the Stonewall uprising.
* In a series about homosexuality in sports that runs in the Washington Star, former NFL running back David Kopay becomes the first professional athlete to come
"The best candidate to come
out would be someone very comfortable with herself," she says.
We need to capitalize on this moment in time to come
out to family, friends, and coworkers.