Amaechi opens-up on gay issues

VERY few celebrities from the sporting world have come out as gay.

However, Manchester’s own basketball star John Amaechi, 39, is one man who was brave enough to stand up and become a role model to millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youngsters around the world.

In April 2009 author David Watters interviewed Amaechi, who played for the likes of Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz and famously rejected a $17 million contract from LA Lakers, for his new book ‘Never Blend In: The Harvey Milk Legacy’ – a inspirational collection of interviews with a number of gay celebrities.

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