WEEI's Steve Buckley Says 'I'm Gay'
January 7, 2011 at 7:07 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON and BOSTON HERALD sports reporter STEVE BUCKLEY used his column in YESTERDAY's paper to announce he was gay. BUCKLEY wrote that he has considered coming out in one of his stories for years, writing, "I haven’t been fair to my family, my friends or my co-workers. And I certainly haven’t been fair to myself."
BUCKLEY remembered a conversation with his Mother, writing "Just over seven years ago, before THANKSGIVING, we were getting into the car outside of a CVS when my mother said, 'I think you should go ahead and do that story you’ve been talking about.' BUCKLEY responded 'Really?' 'Yes,' she said. 'Just go ahead and do it. And then we’ll have a party.'"
In coming out, BUCKLEY said, "if more people are able to be honest about who they are, ultimately fewer people will feel such devastating pressure."
He added, "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 Softball League."