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Boston Reacts to Gay Sportswriter

Boston Reacts to Gay Sportswriter

Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley received welcoming words from area sports figures after revealing he is gay, but at least one colleague wondered about the reception in the locker room.

According to the Herald, sports radio show host Glenn Ordway, whose show sometimes includes antigay banter, wondered how players would respond to Buckley in the locker room.

"My gut feeling is, you're probably going to get some immature, young player somewhere down the line who's going to get [angry] because Buck criticizes him," said Ordway, the Herald reported. "And he's going to reach for the easiest way that he can get back at Buckley and call him a name or something like that."

For his part, Buckley said he's already received hundreds of supportive e-mails, and the outreach includes words from the leadership of the Patriots and the Red Sox.
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