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Published on May 20, 2014
On April 9th, 2014, history was made in Division 1 NCAA basketball. On that day, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay D1 Men's Basketball player, making global news within minutes.
Derrick is a starter on the UMass Basketball team and was a crucial part of the team's NCAA Tournament run this season. His courageous decision has already #ChangedTheWorld of many and will undoubtedly continue to do so.
The UMass Amherst community is extremely proud of Derrick Gordon and hope you enjoy his TEDxUMassAmherst talk: Be True.
Recorded at TEDxUMassAmherst 2014 on April 27, 2014 in Mahar Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)