In this April 11, 2011, photo, Phoenix Suns broadcaster Gary Bender, left, shakes hands with team president and CEO Rick Welts during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Suns and the ... more 
In this April 11, 2011, photo, Phoenix Suns broadcaster Gary Bender, left, shakes hands with team president and CEO Rick Welts during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Suns and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Phoenix. Welts has revealed to the public that he is gay in a story posted on The New York Times' website. Welts said in the story Sunday, May 15, 2011, that he wants to break down one of the last significant social barriers in sports, one that has made headlines recently after Kobe Bryant's use of a gay slur on the basketball court and hockey player Sean Avery's support of same-sex marriage. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow
Sun, May 15, 2011 6:10 PM EDT