Monday, May 16, 2011

And celebrating NBA Executives who come out: Rick Welts, Welcome!

This was a weekend of top people coming out.

There was also Rick Welts, owner of the Phoenix NBA team.

From the, Welts said this about coming out:

This is one of the last industries where the subject is off limits,” said Mr. Welts, who stands now as a true rarity, a man prominently employed in professional men’s team sports, willing to declare his homosexuality. “Nobody’s comfortable in engaging in a conversation.”

Dr. Richard Lapchick, the founder and director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, and the son of the basketball legend Joe Lapchick, agreed. “The fact that there’s no other man who has done this before speaks directly to how hard it must be for Rick to do this now,” he said.

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Welcome Rick!


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