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John Amaechi Comes Out For Diversity

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.

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  • 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…

  • DavidDust

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

  • 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…

  • DavidDust

    …but calling is fine too…

  • 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…

  • 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.

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