Support pours in for MLB’s first openly gay player

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lit up every corner of the internet on Saturday with the publication of Tom Haudricourt’s piece on David Denson, the first player in Major League Baseball history to come out as gay.

The support pouring in for the Brewers’ farmhand is absolutely astounding. And the support from teammates, sports fans, the Brewers’ organization and multiple other outlets is very refreshing.

The team released this statement about Denson’s story on Sunday:

Per Haudricourt’s feature, Denson came out to his Pioneer League teammates about a month ago and was met with “outward support.” The support continued after the story was printed.

The 20-year-old’s historical move has also grabbed the attention and support of major sports’ largest supporter of tolerance in the locker-room.

There is a multitude of other examples of the support that Denson is receiving. More than time allows to copy-and-paste every tweet.

Next step? For that bravery to spread to other athletes, and for their sexuality to no longer be a headline.

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