The first out gay men in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I, Derrick Gordon has just celebrated one year with his boyfriend.
Derrick Gordon and his boyfriend, JR Richardson, are celebrating one year together, the star has revealed, in a sweet post to his Instagram page.
In the post, the athlete said, ” Wow how time flies. Today is our one year anniversary. Love you babe dnvr.jr Happy 1st year! ☺️”
Derrick was the first National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division I player to come out as gay in 2014. He is just one of a handful of out, high profile players in American sports. He was also the first openly gay man to play in the March Madness tournament.
His decision to come out followed that of football player Michael Sam and the National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jason Collins who he says inspired him to come out.