Billy Bean To Throw Out 1st Pitch At Mets Pride NightBean came out as gay after he left the Padres in 1995. In the past two years, he's talked to all 30 MLB ownership groups, various teams and players about struggling with his sexuality during his career and gay and lesbian inclusion in the workplace.
Billy Bean On WFAN: Murphy's Comments 'A Reminder That We're Just Getting Started'MLB's inclusion ambassador says his visit to Mets camp was "100 percent successful" despite the controversial comments about his so-called "lifestyle" made afterward by Daniel Murphy.
Bean Writes Of His 'Admiration And Respect' For Mets' Murphy, Sees Foundation For DiscussionBilly Bean did not take offense to Daniel Murphy's comments. In fact, he embraced them.
Keidel: Memo To Daniel Murphy — Stick To BaseballMurphy's mouth is as powerful as his bat. And he should know better than most about the accidental tripwires of the limelight.
Daniel Murphy On Openly Gay Billy Bean: 'I Disagree With His Lifestyle'All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, known for being an ardent Christian, raised some eyebrows when he addressed what Bean had to say.
Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. "But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."