Michael Irvin comes “Out”
Former Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Irvin is featured on this months “Out” Magazine cover! He is not gay, but suffered playeristic tendicies to counteract his fear of homo-sex. His brother, Vaughn, who died from stomach cancer in 2006 was openly gay, and Irvin explains how he tried to compensate by having many women by his side. Michael hid his disposition, since he found out his brother was gay; he caught him wearing woman’s clothing in the late 1970’s. Dallas area bishop, T.D. Jakes helped Michael give his interview to “Out” magazine. Check it out!
“And through it all we realized maybe some of the issues I’ve had with so many women, just bringing women around so everybody can see, maybe that’s the residual of the fear I had that if my brother is wearing ladies’ clothes, am I going to be doing that? Is it genetic?” Irvin said to Out. “I’m certainly not making excuses for my bad decisions. But I had to dive inside of me to find out why am I making these decisions, and that came up.” – espn
Irvin now believes the African-American community should support marriage equality.
“I don’t see how any African-American, with any inkling of history, can say that you don’t have the right to live your life how you want to live your life,” he said, according to the magazine. “No one should be telling you who you should love, no one should be telling you who you should be spending the rest of your life with. When we start talking about equality, and everybody being treated equally, I don’t want to know an African-American who will say everybody doesn’t deserve equality.” – espn