Magic Johnson’s Son Comes Out as Gay, And His Parents Couldn't Be More Proud

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Finally, a story about a celebrity’s sexuality that doesn’t leave a nasty taste; E.J Johnson III – the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson – came out as publically gay, and has received the full support of his family.

Ideally, someone’s father – in this case Mr Magic – shouldn’t be applauded for his support of a gay son, but Magic is heavily involved in a sport which is struggling to come to terms with open homosexuality, and his open views on the topic can only help enlighten basketball. M. Johnson, with his history with HIV/AIDS, has spoken out about gay issues before. “I learned a lot from the white gay community because they had gotten their community, rallied them, educated them and did a wonderful job about driving the numbers down,” he said (of controlling AIDS, not homosexuals). “As a hip-hop fan, you realize that homophobia is still an issue everywhere, but especially in the black community. When people are scared to talk about it, that's how the disease spreads. So what have you been doing to get that risk reduced?” he continued in a 1991 interview, which came after he was diagnosed with the disease.

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Earvin Johnson – a student at NYU - came out to the world by walking down Sunset Strip, hand in hand with his boyfriend. A pretty cool way to tell everyone, we think. "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way," Magic told TMZ "We're very proud of him."


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