Great commentary and story from LZ Granderson on how he came out of the closet on ESPN. At an LA LAkers game, he was on camera bantering with a couple of the basketball players and asks about their Hollywood crush. Soon, the tables turned and he was asked and said…
“Eventually, I felt as if I had no choice but to answer, and so with the ESPN cameras fixated on my slightly perspiring face, I blurted out the one name I always give when someone asks me that question — Hugh Jackman.”
Love it!!! His commentary goes on to discuss how “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will have a major impact and how it will free up everybody.
Read the full story and his commentary at CNN.com here - ‘Don’t ask’ repeal frees up everybody
LZ is a well-respected columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He contributes to ESPN’s Sports Center, Outside the Lines and First Take. In addition, he is a 2010 nominee and the 2009 winner of the GLAAD award for online journalism (photo above) and a 2010 and 2008 honoree of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for column writing.
Photo credit: Vanessa Williams and LZ Granderson backstage at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2009. Courtesy of GLAAD.org on Flickr.