There have been gay men in the NFL since Vince Lombardi coached.
In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.
This fuss about whether the time is right for a gay man in the NFL to come out while playing is a silly one. The time for change is never right. It's the people who are right.
Because Tim Tebow was shouted down before he had a chance to speak, we might never know what he would have said, writes LZ Granderson.
It's time to give the NFL credit. Gay players are now protected from discrimination by the CBA, owners have been vocal advocates and there will be public service announcements during the Super Bowl.
After getting gay bashed and attacked in New Orleans, LZ Granderson thinks the Brady Quinn incident deserved more media coverage.