Binky’s Blog: So those of us following along on Twitter have known for more than two weeks, since Bill Gubrud’s tweet, but it’s big news now that the official press release is making the rounds:

Johnny is being honored as one of the very first inductees into the newly established National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame!

He’s part of an absolutely stellar group of inductees that includes tennis greats Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and Renee Richards; Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis; newly out NBA player Jason Collins; boxer Orlando Cruz; ESPN’s LZ Granderson (Johnny’s fellow panelist at the CNN Dialogues event in December 2011), and NFL stars Brendon Ayanbadejo and the indomitable Chris Kluwe, straight ally of the gay community and personal hero of mine.

Read more here.