>National Coming Out Day isn’t until October, but it seems like some folks are really jumping the gun. I mean, in the past couple of weeks we’ve had the Out Comings of Phoenix Suns CEO Rick Welts, CNN newsman Don Lemons, and athlete-turned-musician Will Sheridan. It’s rainin’ gays!
And now we have a new name to add to the list. Professional bowler, Scott Norton has announced that he is a gay man, and, of course, will be receiving the obligatory Welcome To The Franchise toaster oven and copy of The Gay Agenda.
Scott Norton: “It is extremely important for me to come out to show other gay athletes, both current and future, that it is important to come out to show that we are just like everyone else. Being gay doesn’t define who I am as a person or as a professional athlete. I’m also a professional bowler, lawyer, caring, compassionate, strong, and many other things.”
We are all things. Athlete, singer, newsman, designer, businessman….bowler? Yes, we are bowlers, too. We’re like the American Express card, we’re everywhere you want to be.
Welcome Out, Scott.