Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to John Amaechi. Many of you may remember that TSM published Amaechi’s response to Kobe Bryant’s using the word “faggot.” Amaechi was the first NBA player to come out publicly and documents his journey and struggle of being gay in a notoriously homophobic industry, a la Joakim Noah, in his memoir Man in the Middle. Since retiring from basketball, Amaechi has been an activist for equality and lends his voice to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). How nice to see a great sports role model for all kids–”we are everywhere.”
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