Billy Bean is the ambassador for inclusion for Major League Baseball. He played parts of six seasons from 1987-95 for the Tigers, Dodgers and Padres.
|I let the news settle in over the weekend, and I realized that it doesn't really matter if Michael Sam was let go by the Rams or ever plays a down in the NFL. He is one of the bravest young men I have ever met. He'll inspire others for the rest of his life, a hero to so many people gay or straight.
|In his first event as MLB's ambassador for inclusion, Billy Bean was joined by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and assistant GM Jean Afterman for a visit to talk to LGBTQ youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City.
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|My job is to help make sure that nobody else ever does what I did when I left the game. It is my responsibility to make sure that everyone who is part of the MLB family knows that there will always be help if they need it, and they can thrive in a fair and equitable workplace that embraces all aspects of diversity.
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