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John Amaechi on state of sports homophobia

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Despite all the work to open minds that John Amaechi has done in front of the camera and behind the scenes, some people in the gay community had turned a little sour on him because of a perception that he was being too dour in his assessment of homophobia in sports. A couple recent media appearances left people wondering if he thought gay people should stay in the closet (which he doesn't think).

That drove John to write a fantastic, insightful piece on his blog this weekend pointing out the nuances of his message. I won't try to sum up his post in a 10-word soundbite, but I will strongly encourage you to read it. He hits on various topics including something we've discussed at length here: the huge difference in outward homophobia between school-based sports and professional sports. It's your must-read of the day.