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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.