University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon has come out to his teammates. According to the young athlete, after he came out to them, one teammate immediately said: "We got you; you’re one of us".
He said: "I want to be myself… I don’t want to hide and be someone I’m not". And he added: "I didn't want to have to lie or sneak. I've been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, Why not me?"