July 21, 2023

Jaguars Assistant Becomes First Out Gay Coach in NFL History: Kevin Maxen, the strength and conditioning coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, has become the first male coach in U.S. major sports to come out as gay. "You have other coaches who have significant others, and they're talking about their significant others," Maxen said. "And I felt guilty that I couldn't do the same thing, that I was letting myself down," he told Outsports.

posted by rcade to football at 08:54 AM - 2 comments

I'm glad Khan and the Jaguars organization are being so vocally supportive. The NFL needs to become a place where none of the gay athletes, coaches or staff feel like they have to hide being LGBT.

posted by rcade at 08:57 AM on July 21, 2023

Part of me wonders why people coming out as gay is still newsworthy. Then the other part of me remembers that there is still a substantial percentage of our population who believes that (a) to be gay is an affront to their god and somehow threatens their own heterosexual relationships; or (b) "doesn't have anything against those people but don't see why that have to force it down our throats." So I think to myself, nice job, dude. That took balls.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:49 PM on July 21, 2023

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