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John Amaechi Comes Out For Diversity

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Bent b-baller John Amaechi’s taking a trip to Nashville this weekend.

The gay former Orlando Magic player will participate in the NCAA’s diversity conference, specifically a session called “Time Out! A Conversation About Including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Student-Athletes”. Sounds like quite the time.

The session will address homophobia and the Association’s commitment to an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators.

Jaime Fluker, NCAA assistant director of diversity and inclusion, said people walk away from the diversity education sessions realizing that they “didn’t know what they thought they knew” about sexual orientation.

Lesson one: homos can shoot hoops.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jan 9, 2008
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  • 6 Comments
    • DavidDust
      DavidDust

      When will John Amaechi realize that he and I were meant to be together?!? Call me Johnny…just call me…I’ll be waiting…seriously…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidDust
      DavidDust

      …or he could FAX me…or maybe send smoke signals…whatever…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidDust
      DavidDust

      …he could also text me…even though T-Mobile would charge me an additional 20 cents. It’s worth 20 cents baby, it really is…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidDust
      DavidDust

      …but calling is fine too…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amber LeMay
      Amber LeMay

      DD – BACK OFF!!! He looks like the type that could appreciate a friendly and accommodating lady like myself…

      Insert standard “athletic supporter” joke here…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      He came out after retiring. And so the question of how teammates and spectators would react is still unknown. Sure, it’s undeniable he’s a big beautiful hunk of man. But I don’t see what the fuss is about regarding his alleged courage, that I sometimes read about.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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