“You’ve already shared the locker room with men who have had sex with other men. This much is true. Whether you know about it or not, whether they tell you about it or not, whether or not you accept it, whether or not it’s you personally, you have already stripped naked, stood naked, scratched naked and showered naked in front of men who have sex with men.”
“Here’s to the day when a kid can be honest with himself and the world from the moment he conceives of himself as a lover of men, and be afforded the exact same chance as every other kid to have a successful career in professional basketball, football or baseball, without one single atom wasted, harassing him for being who he is.”
—from Walt Loves the Bearcat
“I’m going to dream of all the NFL coaches learning to live with or deal with or tolerate or accept without judgment or open their hearts to all players regardless of sexual orientation.
“It may seem like an unrealistic, child-like dream, but I remember a little boy who once dreamed his city would someday get a football team and do great things, even though the odds were stacked against his city and his dream.”