Boston Herald sports columnist
Steve Buckley announced in his column on Thursday that he's gay.
an eloquent and touching piece titled Welcome
to my Coming-Out Party, Buckley gives his mother credit for
“Just over seven years ago, before
Thanksgiving, we were getting into the car outside of a CVS when
mother said, 'I think you should go ahead and do that story you've
been talking about.'”
“'Yes,' she said. 'Just go ahead and
do it. And then we'll have a party.'”
“She was talking about the story in
which I would say that I am gay.”
Buckley goes on to say he's put off the
news long enough.
“I haven't been fair to my family, my
friends, or co-workers. And I certainly haven't been fair to myself.
For too many years I've been on the sidelines of Boston's gay
community but not in the game – figuratively and literally, as I
feel I would have had a pretty good career in the (gay) Beantown
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