Openly Gay Basketball Player- Current Event Blog!

This week on the blog, I will be talking about “Openly gay US Division 1 College Basketball player Derrick Gordon scoring 17 points in first game.” In the University Of Massachusetts, basketball player Derrick Gordon became the first open gay player in the National Collegiate Association Division. That is amazing that he is openly gay, and that he feels good in his own skin. Gordon is only 22 years old in college and a scored 17 points in the National Collegiate Association Division 1 to take his team to victory.

It’s nice to see people who are playing basketball in college or even playing it as their job to come out as gay and have people still accept him because he is gay an also to have people who are playing ball to hopefully accept him for being gay because really it does not matter long as you can play and help your team win that’s what should be the main goal in the game. Not trying to bully him and say that he should die. Really at the end of the day we are not in the old days, we are in 2014 so people should grow up and ACCEPT all.


It’s amazing when Gordon sat down with ESPN and talk to them “They ask what inspired him to come out as gay?” He said in response to that question “I had been inspired to do so by Jason Collins who came out as gay before signing with the Brooklyn Nets earlier this year.” That was a big day for Collins to come out as gay before he got sign to the Nets and it’s amazing how in the basketball world that Collins coming out helped this young 22 year old college boy to come out as gay and to also have his team the Massachusetts triumph the Sienna University the score was 95-87. You maybe think this that it is taking for ever for the guys who are in colleges and also playing sports for a living to come as gay or bisexual but just to tell you that time is still progressing. It will hopefully be other guys just like Collins and Gordon to come soon and with these two young guys coming out it will be faster than we think.

This blog was written by Dominic (a.k.a. Flawless or Queen D.), an 18 year old member of our Fort Lauderdale Youth Group.

This group meets every Tuesday from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

SunServe Youth Campus

1480 SW 9th Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2nd Floor




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