Michael Irvin on Cover of OUT Magazine
Granted, I’ve never been a huge fan of NFL athlebrity, Michael Irving, but when a straight, professional athlete with three Superbowl rings poses on the cover of OUT Magazine to openly support ‘gay issues’, then he’s all right by me…
- Today, Irvin is a widely respected football commentator with weekly appearances on the NFL Network. He hosts The Michael Irvin Show on Miami’s WQAM with former World Football League player Kevin Kiley. For two years, the pair has delved into gay issues; in recent months, they have turned their attention to the subject of athletes, coaches, and team executives coming out of the closet. Now, Irvin is waiting for the day when America has its first openly gay active athlete in one of the top four professional sports leagues.
”If anyone comes out in those top four major sports, I will absolutely support him,” says Irvin. “That’s why I do my radio show every day. When these issues come out, I want to have a voice to speak about them. I think growth comes when we share. Until we do that, we’re going to be stuck in the Dark Ages about a lot of things. When a guy steps up and says, this is who I am, I guarantee you Ill give him 100% support.”
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