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John Amaechi: Unless They’ve Got Support In Place, Athletes Should Stay In The Closet

I get into trouble sometimes with the gay community by saying it is not the job of sports stars in the closet to come out. That is not how change happens. For an under-prepared and psychologically stunted individual who plays sports at a high level to come out before they are ready is like being born prematurely. Unequivocally, being out is better than staying in, but those who do come out need support.

—Former NBA baller John Amaechi, again cautioning gay athletes about coming out just because activists want them to [via]

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