Michael Irvin stands up for gay rights

This is a nice story. I’m moved by Irvin’s love for his brother, their dad’s tolerance and acceptance of his gay son (in an earlier, less enlightened era), and Irvin’s very public stand for gay rights.

I also admire Irvin’s words:

“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. 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.”

Posted by James on Wednesday, July 13, 2011