Brady Mallory at KELO-TV follows up on what we read last month in Outsports about Colorado swimmer Brady Fehringer’s positive experience with USD’s apparently open and accepting attitude toward homosexuality. Fehringer’s swim coach, Jason Mahowald, says LGBT acceptance is a no-brainer:
The first adult [Fehringer] told was his swim coach, Jason Mahowald.
“I responded like I would hope anybody would. That’s great. Invite me to your wedding here in a couple of years, because that’s what we want to do. We want to see you get married and have a good life after you leave here,” Mahowald said.
Mahowald, USD’s head swimming and diving coach, says this is not the first time an athlete has come out to him. He tries to be supportive, and offer a safe space for his athletes to be themselves.
“If you’re willing to work hard and you’ve got a dream and you want to do this, why shouldn’t we be open and accepting to that? To me, it’s a no-brainer,” Mahowald said [Brady Mahowald, “USD Swimmer Finds Acceptance from Coach,” KELO-TV, 2017.09.08].
Good call, coach.
The SD GOP and it’s paranoid bigoted legislature and Congressional leaders need to be accepting in a FREE COUNTRY like Coach Mahowald.