Dale Scott, Major League Baseball Umpire, Comes Out as a Homosexual

Dale Scott,shown here in April 2014, is the first umpire or official in the four major sports to acknowledge he is gay. (Photo: Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports)
Dale Scott,shown here in April 2014, is the first umpire or official in the four major sports to acknowledge he is gay.
(Photo: Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports)

Major League Baseball, unlike the NFL and NBA, is still waiting for its first active player to acknowledge he is gay.

Dale Scott is only an umpire, but he has crossed that threshold, and says he has been heartened by what he describes as an environment of acceptance.

Scott, a major league umpire for the past 29 years, quietly acknowledged he is gay by submitting a photo of himself and his longtime partner to accompany a November interview with Referee Magazine.

His story was amplified on Tuesday, when Outsports.com published an interview with Scott, who said his sexual orientation has long been acknowledged in umpiring and baseball circles.

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Source: USA Today | Gabe Lacques

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