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Rutgers' New Athletic Director Quietly Reveals She's Gay

Rutgers' new athletic director, Julie Hermann, came out as gay in such a quiet nonchalant manner that we're surprised it's even making a ripple in the news. 

How'd she do it? She just included it at the end of her official university bio!

Hermann's bio reads: 

“Hermann and her partner Dr. Leslie Danehy are the proud parents of a seven-year-old son, Aidan.”

According to ESPN, this makes Hermann "one of a few known athletic directors in Division I who has publicly acknowledged she is gay. She is one of only three current female ADs at the FBS level.”

For her part, Hermann simply says, “I’m really blessed to have a wonderful family, and we’re excited to become part of the Rutgers community."

Hermann's hiring comes following the resignation of former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and the firing of allegedly (??) abusive basketball coach Mike Rice;  assistant coach Jimmy Martelli and interim senior vice president and university counsel John Wolf also resigned. 

Good luck with the new gig! 


Image Source (H/T: Queerty)



I hope that they can become legally married in New Jersey in the very near future.

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