Magic Johnson's Gay Son, Earvin Johnson III, Has His Full Support
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

earvin johnson iii gay son of magic johnsonMagic Johnson opened up candidly on his son, Earvin “EJ” Johnson III, coming out as gay and expressed his support during an interview with TMZ.

Johnson said that he knew his son was gay before EJ told him which caused him to sit him down for “the talk” when he was 13.

“I told him, ‘Hey, we are here to support you, man. We are gonna love you no matter who you are, what you do. We just want you to love yourself and also make sure that you have all the information,'” he said. “And that’s what I wanted to give him. Just provide him with advice and guidance.”

Johnson added that it was difficult for his son to come out to people outside the family considering the pressure of being the son of a basketball legend.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.