Hey there Tea Sippers!! Today we will be talking about the one subject where I will be a little deficient in and I will need your assistance to get me through this one. I AM NOT a Sports Enthusiast, but I am one who enjoys watching a game here and there, But I WATCH for the "wrong reasons".. lol I watch to see how the uniforms fit the players, who wears is well and fantasize on how I can get tackled by a few of them; HOWEVER, even though I've always felt that Sports, especially football is a homoerotic sport, there are those who have played the game and had to hide themselves because being gay in the sports arena is shunned upon and have vicious consequences if revealed.
Needless to say, with the onset of those players who are coming out WHILE PLAYING, boxer, Orlando Cruz, football draft pick, Michael Sams, basketball player, Jason Collins, Mixed Martial Artist, transwoman Fallon Fox, the American Populous has seemingly lost their minds to idea of openly gay players being an active part of the team. To speak on this from a personal perspective is a man who has been there and knows the struggles of being a team member, but not being able to be FREE around his colleagues without scorn.
Mr. Wade Davis, II, former NFL Tennessee Titan will dish on his experiences of being one of those players on the team, yet not being able to celebrate his individualism without it affecting how the team would react, coaches would respond, colleagues would behave, the family's reputation, and how he would be seen amongst the fan base of the sport itself. We will explore those days and how he was able to persevere and make a name for himself and how after he retired from the sport, found the courage to take a stand, come out, and then propel forward to become an advocate for LGBT youth with his You Can Play Project.