Houston Mayor Annise Parker is out sports fan

Newly elected openly gay Houston Mayor Annise Parker is a big sports fan, and Ross Forman talked with her about her love of sports. Forman asked her if we'd see an out active male pro athlete in the next five years:

"No doubt, a major active player [will come out while still active]," Parker said.

No doubt? I'm curious to know what she knows. The culture is certainly ready for it now, but no doubt it happens in five years? I've gotta believe she knows something to be so sure. If she has some insider information, she shares what sports it's in:

"I think some major soccer stars will come out in the very near future," she said. "I don't know enough about the culture of hockey; I [also] wouldn't be surprised to see some baseball players [come out while active]."

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Outsports

You must be a member of Outsports to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Outsports. You should read them.

Join Outsports

You must be a member of Outsports to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Outsports. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.