Chandler Whitney, the Walla Walla Community College baseball player who came out publicly on Outsports earlier this year, posted this great picture of his entire baseball team posing for the NOH8 campaign. The campaign started in 2008 in protest of Prop 8 and has since become a go-to vehicle for people to show their support for LGBT equality.
Chandler Whitney comes out in baseball
Whitney found complete acceptance from his Walla Walla Community College baseball team when he came out to them just days after his boyfriend, Conner Mertens, came out to his college football team.
Whitney is one of the few publicly out college baseball players in the country. The support of his teammates reflects what we have seen so many times in sports from teams that have an athlete come out publicly. They are often a source of pride.