The world of athletics finally appears to be catching up with the rest of us.
German footballer Manuel Neuer, 24, has joined in the call for gay athletes to come out of the closet:
"The 24-year-old told a German celebrity magazine that coming out would lift a great weight from gay players' shoulders, and that fans would soon accept it.
"'Yes, those who are gay should say so. It relieves a burden,' said Manuel Neuer in the magazine Bunte. 'And the fans will get over it quickly. What matters is the performance delivered by the player, not his sexual preference.'"
I love this trend of athletes coming out and standing with the queers lately... uh, if only because I get to post pictures of hot jocks. So sue me!