Can they become more open? It really depends. First it starts with the community they play in and how big the stage is. If an NBA player comes out, it would be a major headline for a day or two and then be a random follow-up story. If it is a NASCAR driver, with many hicks watching, then there will be a bigger issue. If it is a college player at the University of Michigan in liberal Ann Arbor, then it would totally be okay and there would be great support. If it is high school players, then the stage is smaller and easier to manage. So is it time now?
Answer: It totally depends. Would be okay in some situations (maybe NBA), and not okay in others (NASCAR). Good luck to anybody coming out, I totally support it and hope that others judge a person based on who they are, not what they are.