Monday, December 14, 2015

NBA referee Bill Kennedy comes out as Gay


After Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo shouted a bunch of anti-gay slurs at referee Bill Kennedy, Bill decided to stand up and come out of the closet. Now, hold on while I try to explain this sports drama. Okay, so Bill took Rajon out of the game, which resulted to Rajon losing his mind and popped out at Bill.
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You can't hear the slurs, but sources say that this was moment he clowed. Anywho, Rajon was suspended for this mess and that motivated Bill to speak out.

Bill said:
"I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man."I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to young men and women in sports that you must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are."
Then NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered a statement, supporting Bill.
"I wholeheartedly support Bill's decision to live his life proudly and openly. Throughout his 18-year career with the league, Bill has excelled as a referee because of his passion, dedication and courage. Those qualities will continue to serve him well both as a game official and as a positive influence for others. While our league has made great progress, our work continues to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity."
Good for Bill for speaking his truth.

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