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Continue reading the main story Bragman is the publicist for the W. Swoopes and Jones were still competing when they came out. Five male professional athletes have come out after their careers ended: David Kopay wrote a best-selling book after he retired from the N. The others were Roy Simmons, a former N.

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Amaechi becomes first NBA player to come out

Share via Email John Amaechi told the parliamentary committee that he believes football can immediately change its culture if senior figures had the will to act more firmly. The warning came from the former NBA star John Amaechi, who said he was in contact with Premier League players who were afraid to be open about their sexuality because they knew their clubs and managers would not be supportive. They either know them to be openly hostile, having stood in conversations or having overheard conversations that were incontrovertible, or suspected it. It is interesting how many of them I know are out to a greater or lesser extent to their family, friends and a selection of their team-mates. Gary Younge talks to sports star John Amaechi on coming out Read more Last year the Daily Mirror claimed that two Premier League players — including an England international — were preparing to publicly come out as gay by the start of the season and had the full support of their respective clubs and the Football Association. However, that did not happen, and it remains the case that no top British footballer has said they were gay while playing at the highest levels of the game.

Amaechi, Former Player in N.B.A., Says He’s Gay

Martina Navratilova, perhaps the most famous openly gay athlete in the world, praised Amaechi's decision and said it's imperative for athletes to come out because of what she called an epidemic of suicides among young lesbians and gays. We're role models. We're adults, and we know we're not alone but kids don't know that," she said. Glenn Burke, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics in the s, and Billy Bean, a utility player in the s and s, have also come out. Former major-league umpire Dave Pallone has also said he is gay.
Career after basketball[ edit ] Amaechi speaking in May Amaechi came out of retirement to represent England during the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne , helping the England team win the bronze medal. In all he won 18 caps for England. Amaechi owns Amaechi Performance Systems, which is a consultancy working with numerous companies to improve leadership and communication skills and organisational diversity. The first such facility, the Amaechi Basketball Centre, was built in Manchester, not far from Amaechi's childhood home of Stockport.
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