On Saturday night I was able to sit back and watch my team capture the Yonkers City Championship. It was our second title in the past four years, but the first tournament championship since coming out. The next day, a rare in-season off day, I was able to sit back and reflect.
Last week the New York Giants announced the hiring of former Super Bowl hero and anti-same-sex-marriage advocate David Tyree to a front office job, where he is directly responsible for the development of player's careers.
A year ago, I nervously boarded a flight from Kennedy airport in New York to Portland, Oregon. I would be attending the LGBT Sports Coalition's Summit hosted by Nike. Over 50 leaders in the LGBT sports world would embrace me and change my life forever.
Never before has a mainstream sports media company acquired a national LGBT website, magazine or newspaper. Heck, we're not sure it's been done outside sports, either. From now on, the stories of LGBT people in sports will be told alongside mainstream sports news without apology.