Former NFL Player Tackles Homophobia

June 21, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Acceptance.  It’s been an historic couple of years for the gay rights movement toward equality, but neither that nor acceptance is yet guaranteed as this month’s shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub tragically illustrated. In New York City, acceptance has also proven particularly elusive for another group: young gay African-Americans. Wade Davis knows this problem all too well. He is a former NFL player who revealed he was gay after retiring from the game. His own struggle for equality has fueled his desire to help young LGBT athletes along with professional players both at home and on the playing field. He sits down with Jack Ford to talk about his advocacy work, playing days and what it’s like coming out in the African-American community.