Just the other day on the Jared Leto thread, we were talking about how it's the women celebs that come out. When I went home that night, my partner, A, had the opposite opinion. I still think more women than men are coming out publicly, but A's point was that more bisexual women than lesbian women were coming out and, because it seems like most people don't believe men can even be bisexual, they just don't say anything. (Exceptions I can think of: Michael Huffington and Michael Peterson, but he didn't have much of a choice.)
Anyway, I had been so caught up in Jared Leto's fake-out that I didn't notice
former Jacksonville Jaguar Esera Tuaolo was outing himself in his new book, Alone in the Trenches: My Life As a Gay Man in the NFL:
"If I would have came out while I was still playing, I thought I would've lost my job because of the team chemistry and how society doesn't really accept gay men," Tuaolo said.
In his new book Tuaolo writes about everything from being sexually molested by his uncle as a small child to loosing his gay brother to AIDS. He also describes how he used to try to avoid looking at the camera or the crowd when singing the National Anthem at televised football games. He was always afraid that some of the guys he had slept with would recognize him and out him.
Anyway, I tend not to notice the athletes, even though what they're doing is way cool. So props to Tuaolo!