In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Rick Welts - Phoenix Suns President - explained why he chose such a public forum to announce his sexual orientation. In the interview he addresses what it was like working in the NBA while losing his life-partner to AIDS in the 80s and why he chose to come out ahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gift this point. You can read the full interview here.
"The other was if there was a chance to do some good for people, young people, who are struggling with their own issues and wondering whether or not they could pursue their passions and have a chance to have a successful career, whether that was team sports or something else."
- Suns president Rick Welts on reason for publicly revealing he is gay
(Thanks lil' brother for reminding me about this story.)