His choice. For the sake of the team and fans he plays for, I wish him success.
What irritates me is when people choose a lifestyle, present it fully as their "identity", then label those who do not agree with them as intolerant/hateful/etc.
Whether sexual, religious, political, or some combination of these things, I can pretty much do without the "agenda". It's up to me to love and accept people, not change them - but stereotyping me for disagreeing with your lifestyle choice is equal to me stereotyping you for making it.