2) NFL Hopeful Comes Out As He Waits to be Drafted
Alan Gendreau is a 23-year-old former kicker for Middle Tennessee State and leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history. After time away from the game, Gendreau would now like to approach the big leagues in as authentic a way as possible. That’s why he went public last week as a draft pick hopeful who is, incidentally, gay.
The following is a video interview released by Outsports, who first published Gendreau’s story:
Sadly, Gendreau didn’t get picked this time around.
“Just an FYI. I am NOT a part of the NFL draft. I am training right now with hopes of landing a tryout at a training camp in a couple months!” he wrote on Twitter.
The very fact, however, that he felt he could come out prior to draft selection and still be in with a shot at being signed speaks to the changing landscape within major league sports where gay inclusion is now regularly a part of media and, crucially, policy discourse.
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