Sportrait: David Kopay


Couldn’t resist posting this cover of Mandate featuring former pro football player Dave Kopay. For those of you not familiar with Kopay, he was the first pro football player to come out of the closet, after he retired in 1975. This is two months after that, in May 1977, and it looks as though being out is suiting him well.

In September, Kopay announced he would be giving a $1 million gift to the University of Washington’s Q Center, a support, advocacy, and mentoring center for LGBT students.

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