Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Six years ago, in an interview with Dan LeBatard, former Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway announced loudly and unequivocally that he was anti-gay. Hardaway didn’t want gay teammates, public displays of gay affection, or to even be in the presence of gay people. In his own words, he was a homophobe. In the intervening years, it seems that Hardaway has done some soul searching, and some maturing as a person. He’s worked with teen LBGT-focused suicide prevention groups, and has raised money for a national gay youth suicide hotline. Now, Hardaway wants to sign his name to a petition for gay marriage in Florida. Not only will he sign it, his signature will be the first. Per the Miami Herald: Former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway, whose 2007 “I hate gay people” radio show quote nearly cost him is post-basketball career, will be the first signer of a new petition seeking gay marriage in Florida. Hardaway, who got into hot water after appearing on Dan LeBatard’s radio show, will publicly sign the petition 7 p.m. Wednesday at Scully’s Tavern, 9809 SW 72nd St., according to lesbian activist Vanessa Brito, who last week launched the petition drive. Kudos to Hardaway for [...]
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