homosexuality in sports http://www.kplu.org en NBA executive's revelation he's gay a 'positive step in a slow evolution' http://www.kplu.org/post/nba-executives-revelation-hes-gay-positive-step-slow-evolution <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969679.mp3</p><p>He started his NBA career in Seattle as an assistant public relations director for the SuperSonics. Now, Rick Welts is the president of the Phoenix Suns. And he recently revealed he&#39;s gay. He&#39;s the first person in men&#39;s team sports - executive or active player - to make such an admission.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel has known Rick Welts for more than 30 years, from his time in Seattle. He shared some insight on Welts&#39; struggle to reveal his sexual orientation in an industry that Art says has &quot;a narrow definition of manliness that does not include being gay.&quot; Fri, 20 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1632 at http://www.kplu.org NBA executive's revelation he's gay a 'positive step in a slow evolution'