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Rick Welts' hiring by the Warriors is the most important gay sports moment of 2011

My latest piece picked up by the Huffington Post is a column about why Rick Welts' hiring by the Golden State Warriors is the most important gay sports moment this year:

While people focus on the travails of athletes, the real power brokers in sports are the guys Welts works with every day. And they've decided to welcome a gay man into their fold. While we don't know the whole backstory, you've got to believe this was something that happened over weeks or months. It involved recruiting. The Warriors didn't just sit quietly by their phones waiting for Welts to leave the Suns; they must have gone after him. They wanted him. That speaks volumes.

Check out the column here.