Is it Getting Better? Chris Kluwe, Aaron Rodgers and LGBT Rights in Sports

Is it Getting Better? Chris Kluwe, Aaron Rodgers and LGBT Rights in Sports

Insightful commentary by Dave Zirin, as usual. He mentions a recent piece by sports writer Will Leitch saying that no, it’s not getting better and it may actually be getting worse.

I find it hard to believe that the environment in professional men’s sports is worse now than it has been in the past. But maybe we’ve just hit a plateau. Or maybe progress doesn’t look like what we think it will look like.

Many people I know were actually really excited about the possibility of Aaron Rogers coming out. Largely because the fact is that it would be culturally meaningful and it would be a show of courage by a guy who people have a lot of respect for. Instead he responded in the grossest way possible, by going to the media and doubling down on his hetero-masculinity. His response was sad and embarrassing.

Kluwe’s and Rodgers’ words each make the other’s stand out that much more.