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Outsports It Gets Better video: Kirk Walker, softball coach, Oregon State

The second video in Outsports' partnership with the It Gets Better Project comes from Kirk Walker, the head softball coach at Oregon State. Walker was first profiled by Outsports in 2007 as the only openly gay male coach in Division I sports. Said Walker:

"I am in a unique situation. I am a Division I coach, I am in the athletic arena and it is important that people speak and appear because it is important to the process of breaking down that barrier," Walker said.

"Virtually all my peers around the country know and I've seen no changes in the relationships. If anything, it made some of my peers who are also gay much more eager to seek me out and say something."

Walker and his partner Randy Baltimore celebrated their 14th anniversary this June. They live in a Portland suburb with their daughter Ava, 5.

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