so it’s all starting to come out.
ex baller wolf wade davis:
… who recently came out is sharing a ton of stories.
he claims there is a fraternity for gay players and a ton of semi open players in every league.
lowkey: i know the “discreet/dl” house parties are probably exciting.…
It’s only a matter of time before an athlete in one of the three major leagues admits to being gay. There are gay mayors, team execs, news anchors, congressmen etc. you have to believe that there’s a point coming in the near future where someone opens up about it.
In a recent interview, openly gay former NFL baller Wade Davis has a conversation about the fact that there are semi open athletes in both the NFL and NBA.
T: Is there a professional athlete fraternity or an NFL fraternity?
W: Both. There’s one that exists in the NFL and there’s one for sports. It’s not talked about, it just is what it is. Because we’ve all gone through the same thing so there’s a protection that exists if you’ve gone through what it takes to make it at that level.
T: So the guys in the NFL who are gay have protection?
W: Yes. Openly gay is a bit strong cuz when we think of openly gay we think of walking down the street with your boyfriend but there are players who know that this player may have a boyfriend or may not date women and that’s just it. It’s not talked about. He’s there to do a job, I’m here to do a job, it’s not talked about, he’s my brother, he doesn’t treat me any different than anyone else does.
T: Can you give an approximate number of how many gay men there are in the NFL?
W: I only know of three.
T: You know of three guys in the NFL?
W: Not only in the NFL. There’s some in the NFL and some in the NBA.
T: Known names?
W: I wouldn’t say they’re known names but one’s a starter.
Basically it sounds as if players ultimately respect each others’ right to privacy and live as they see fit. Ultimately, unless it’s somehow impacting the team, it really doesn’t matter. I’ve probably heard more stories of women breaking up teams and causing beef and locker room issues than a gay teammate.
Just think about this: One of those “professional friends” in the entourage just might be the athlete’s lover.
well tell me something i don’t know.
i feel like baller wolves are slowly getting more comfortable in their lifestyles these days.
why do you think a ton of them live in atlanta?
overseas is another place they can do them with no issues either.
i just got word of a couple knicks players who are on the low.
i’m already aiming my targets.
wade also had something to say about players being accused of being chicken to come out the closet.
he wrote in the los angeles times op-ed:
Coming out, or as I like to say, “inviting in,” is an individual process that requires a level of safety and security. In women’s sports, a number of gay athletes have disclosed their sexual orientation, including tennis champion Amelie Mauresmo, basketball great Sheryl Swoopes and soccer star Megan Rapinoe. It was interesting how little fallout there was from those announcements. But I suspect that women’s sports fans are more accepting, in part because of misguided societal notions about femininity and masculinity.
I don’t believe another athlete would try to harm a gay male athlete, but professional sports is still full of people happy to express their disapproval of homosexuality, and coming out requires a supportive environment.
^really good article he wrote.
i really appreciate what wade is doing.
keep up the good work.
that is a whole nother story.