Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Check out his pics for the issue and what he had to say inside...
In the August 2011 issue of OUT Magazine, a small group of straight sports stars who have stood up for fairness and tolerance of their LGBT peers are profiled. One of the outspoken stars in the issue is former Dallas Cowboys player Michael Irvin.
In the article he tells a story about coming home one day with his father and seeing his older bro, Vaughn, leaving the house in women's clothing. Though the family knew Vaughn was gay, Michael says they never spoke of it.
He later determined in therapy that many of his cocky mannerisms and womanizing ways were in response to his brother Vaughn. He felt like he was repelling that gay vibe by sleeping with lots of women and being hypermasculine.
"I’m not gay, but I was afraid to even let anyone have the thought. I can only imagine the agony—being a prisoner in your own mind -- for someone who wants to come out. If I’m not gay and I am afraid to mention it, I can only imagine what an athlete must be going through if he is gay.”
That's why Michael says he would be supportive of any major athlete who came out of the closet.
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