Q: A mailbag reader emailed you asking when the first American athlete comes out. Your response: "Great question. I think it will happen within the next 30 months. It will be someone who isn't a superstar but a recognizable player — like a third starter in baseball, or a swingman in basketball (no pun intended) — and someone who's closer to the end of his career. I think it will be basketball or baseball. Someone SHOULD do this. They'd become an icon in the gay community and much more marketable/famous. It's a smart career move."