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Listen To An ESPN Radio Host Announce He’s Gay On The Air


As 1050 ESPN New York radio host Jared Max left his Manhattan apartment yesterday morning, he had a decision to make. He would either go through the day like any other day, waking up at 1am, prepping for his show, arriving at ESPN’s offices, going on the air at 5am to talk sports, then wrapping things up and heading home.

Or, it would go a different way. He would do all of those same things, except he would end his show by making the potentially explosive announcement that, for most of his life, he’s been living as a gay sports journalist.

With all of this running through his head as he brought his morning show to a close yesterday morning, here’s how Jared Max decided to bring things home.

Congratulations, Jared.

[Out Sports]


  • murphy0071

    Sounds like he is letting everyone know to get dates.

  • Guest

     Sounds like murphy0071 wants some Jared Max pinga.

  • Anothershadeofblue

    What’s with all these people “coming out?”  I for one really don’t care if they are gay or straight.  Just do your job…forget your sex life. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550702923 Chris Lavoie

     Hey anothershadeofblue… it’s not just about who you have sex with.  It’s about who you come home to after work.  Who you cook dinner for.  Who you hold hands in the movies with.  Who you celebrate anniversaries with. Get your mind out of the damn gutter, please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RonPaulDisciple Robert Timsah

    I’ve been through what he’s talking about.  It’s hard for non gay people to understand all that’s involved in these situations.  Some have a tendency to oversimplify things down to “what difference does it make”?  Trust me, it makes a difference.  You waste a lot of energy changing how you act around other people, and that’s just one part of it.  I am not going to go into the self-hate aspect.  At the same time I don’t believe I can, nor do I want to force anyone to accept it.  I will live my life, and you will live yours.  I would never advocate for the use of bullying tactics to FORCE anyone too accept it.

  • Anonymous

    Oh for cryin’ out loud.  Just live your life–straight or gay.  Do I have to hear blah blah blah about your sexual orientation?  Who cares?

  • Anothershadeofblue

    Before you have one of your “queenie” hissy fits.  I WAS NOT making fun of the guy.  I stated, just do your job…I for one, don’t care if he is gay.  Makes no difference.  You are just trying to make an issue of it.  Get over it, gurl! 

  • Anothershadeofblue

    CathCoy…I agree.  These to guys that are gay, are just trying to stir the pot.  They are doing nothing to help their cause. 

  • TimSPC

    “One of the most familiar voices in New York sports”?? I listen to 1050 and WFAN and I never heard of this guy.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah rite, just shut up and be quiet about it, huh?  We know “you” exists, but we surely don’t want to know you. The more people that come out, ones who may be your family, friends, co-workers or idols, the easier it is for the bigots to realize how stupid their bigotry is.

  • Anothershadeofblue

    It’s people like you Islandgyal that make people bigots.  

  • Anonymous

    WOW, you are a victim now, LMAO.

  • Shane

     I’m not gay, but I do know that it’s blase to pretend that it’s not an issue. Do you think he’s making it up that it could affect his career/could have affected it in the past? If your coworkers or clients don’t approve of your personal life, that affects business. Everyone knows that. He didn’t make it an issue, the people who have made it hard for gay people to come out and punished them professionally and socially have made it an issue. As if people like him are inventing it/doing it for attention. Please. He just doesn’t want to have to hide it anymore. 

  • davisbs999

    Your argument might have a bit more validity if you didn’t make a homophobic “queenie” comment in your next breath. Not exactly an intellectual are you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Easbey/629408285 Richard Easbey

    Good for him. It’s nice to be able to be who you are. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s pretty cute, too.

  • Anothershadeofblue

    And I guess you are Enstein.  Why don’t you go back to Manhunt.  I bet the are missing you. 

  • Anothershadeofblue

    Being a “victim” as you call it…is much better than what you are. 

  • Anonymous

    And what pray tell is that? Do you even know what you’re arguing?!?!?!?!?

  • Anothershadeofblue

    There is no argument except from you.  YOu had to stick you two cents worth in, when you should have kept your mouth shut.  Nobody was putting the guy down for being gay…but you had to make an issue about it.

  • Anonymous

     What would you like us to do, give him a standing ovation and a blue ribbon? It’s amazing that in our “progressive”society, we put these people on a pedestal. Really says something about how far the USA has fallen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6K4LYO2EDVG3UE2EITVBUVBNZY Ceriess

    You seem really emotional about this. 

  • Anothershadeofblue

    Thank you, Mr. Oprah!  Why don’t you get a T.V. show. 

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  • Enjoey

    it’s not that we are victims. it is that you are an ass.

  • Enjoey

    put on a pedestal? That’s ‘f’n ridiculous. For years most of american have done everything to tear down anyone gay. This society is also not all that progressive and the u.s. will continue to fall as long as there are unenlightened, uneducated, homophobes.

  • Enjoey

     it is called freedom and it is wonderful & trust me they will do their jobs just fine.

  • Anothershadeofblue

    Nobody called you a “victim”…you are the one calling names.  I could care less if you are gay or straight.  I stated, at the top of this blog, that if he is gay, nobody cares, just do his job.  You are the one with the big problem.  Trying to defended some one when no defense is called for. So get off your soap box. 

  • Rmindar

    It’s easy to have your say here in this forum. “Until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes”don’t pretend to know anything of the gay fight for equality. As a heterosexual it is easy to make casual remarks about your partner and have it be well received by your peers and colleagues, to be able to walk down the street hand in hand with the one you love and not get a second glace. However this is not true for the LTBT society.

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that there is not equality in America. And until that changes, it is extremely important that high profile people come out publicly to change mainstream views.

  • Tony1617

    One of the things that I have noticed in the 40 something years I have been gayis, When someone that has a problem with gays, they start using names like Oueenie, Gurl, and others. They all llead to the other names that I wont name. Being isn’t a life style, it’s a life. We didn’t wake up one day and say I’m going to be gay, and nor did he. He has done his JOB for 16 years and I’m sure he will do a good job for another 16 years. Who would have though we would have had a Black President. 

  • Madkingbob

    oh but you straights have no problem blaring your heterosexuality over the airwaves every minute of every day– hetero sex is everywhere you look, tv, radio, billboards everywhere- yet one gay person mentions his gayness and all of a sudden we are blathering about it- blah blah blah, you two ..if you really were not bigots you shouldn’t be offended when gay people want to talk about their lives THE EXACT SAME WAY AS STRAIGHT PEOPLE DO,- but you are offended that gosh a gay person should talk about being gay- you are bigots– just because you say you aren’t your comments tell a different story! 

  • Anothershadeofblue

    +Gosh…..why don’t you set that to music, Tony. 

  • Phocusplease

     ”Listen To An ESPN Radio Host Announce He’s Gay On The Air”  “Then Listen To A Producer Announce He Has Hemroids”

  • Phocusplease

    “Listen To An ESPN Radio Host Announce He’s Gay On The Air”  Then Listen To A Personal Trainer Announce He Has Jock Itch” or ”Then Listen To His Partner Announce He Has AIDS”  How about grow up and shut up. 
     

  • Browhocares?

    refuse2lose is right,……what do you want, a standing ovation because your gay? Perhaps you want a

    job in the obama administration?  Who Cares??  If your have a hard time living with the fact that you like
    sleeping with men ( I use the word MEN loosely ) That’s your problem,….. you deal with it.

    I don’t listen to Sports Talk Radio to hear some cloud try to justify his sexual preference.

     

  • http://profiles.google.com/bostonbruins.stanleycup Chas Man

     Couldn’t agree with you more.  How self-indulgent!

  • http://profiles.google.com/bostonbruins.stanleycup Chas Man

     But it has absolutely nothing to do with his job.  Jared Max is a sports radio show host.  How in the world does the fact that he’s gay have anything to do with that?  Islandgyal – if you want people to be tolerant, then you should act accordingly.

  • Rjcooljr

    Jared, congratulations for coming out.  We all applaud you for your courage.  I listened to you monologue and there are several points you made that I have to question or take to task on.  I knew that you were gay for a long time and did not really care especially in New York.  But, when you say you did not take a peep in those locker rooms when you were interviewing athletes, I don’t know how honest you are being because I have been at the gym (New York Sports sauna & Steam rooms) with you too many times and noticed you taking many peeps.  Also, its hard for a straight guy not to peep even though its for a different reason.  So, great, you are out now.  But don’t start saying crazy stuff that not true because it dilutes your story and I don’t want that for you….

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701162715 Steve Ferré

    cool that he had the guts to do this. How many people would potentially derail a lucrative career with this type of admission.  good job.  

  • Apridemo

    Let’s see. Oh yes. Gay completely and only refers to sex. Maybe to “Anothershadeofblue”s mind. That must be all he/she thinks about.

  • Apridemo

     He’s coming out because he’s gay. Your 360 degree logic is poop.


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