Katharine Holland

11:53pm

Wed June 6, 2012
Out in the Bay - June 7, 2012 - Queers in sports

First out gay NFL player tells his story on Out in the Bay

David Kopay on the cover of ManDate a few years after he retired from pro football and came out as gay
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Queers - and homophobia - in sports.  In 1975, former 49er David Kopay came out as gay, wrote a bestselling book about it, and rocked the sports world. 37 years later, despite all the gains for gay rights generally, only a handful of major athletes have followed him out of the closet. He’s still an activist and athlete, and the official race starter for this year’s SF FrontRunners Pride Run, June 23 in Golden Gate Park. Kopay shared his story on Out in the Bay.

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