Tuesday, June 16, 2015Rick Welts was president of the Phoenix Suns when he came out publicly in 2011 via a front-page article in The New York Times. He joined the Warriors later that year.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014NEW YORK -- Amid a surge of public opinion in favor of gay rights in the U.S., the WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports…
Sunday, September 11, 2011GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, has announced it will honor Chaz Bono, Michele and Rob Reiner, Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts and the 2011 Student Advocate of the Year at its…
Saturday, September 10, 2011Rick Welts, who just four months ago came out -- becoming the first openly gay senior executive of a professional sports team -- has announced he is resigning his position as Phoenix Sun President and Chief…
Monday, May 30, 2011Phoenix Suns' point guard Steve Nash -- who recently voiced his support for marriage equality -- said he thinks thinks the NBA is ready for an openly gay player.
Sunday, May 15, 2011In a groundbreaking announcement for men’s professional team sports, Phoenix Suns president and chief executive Rick Welts, has come out, reported The New York Times on Sunday.
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