John Amaechi: changing the way sport reporters examine gay athletes.

  title={John Amaechi: changing the way sport reporters examine gay athletes.},
  author={Edward Ted M Kian and Eric E. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of homosexuality},
  volume={56 7},
In 2007, John Amaechi became the first former National Basketball Association (NBA) player to publicly announce he was gay. Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made a series of homophobic remarks a week later. A textual analysis was used to analyze narratives on Amaechi's revelation and/or Hardaway's comments published in 50 international newspapers. Four dominant themes emerged from the data. While most of these themes supported narratives that gay males remain unwelcome in men's team sports, all… CONTINUE READING

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