San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver, who last month vowed to learn more about the gay and lesbian community after his well-publicized comments about gays in the locker room at the Super Bowl, began making good on that promise on Monday, March 4.
Culliver spent the day at the Los Angeles office of The Trevor Project, which provides crisis and suicide intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youths. Culliver's public relations representative, Theodore Palmer, said that Culliver, 24, met Sunday with the group's executive director. He also paid to have the organization's national education trainer fly in from New York for Monday's session.
"He wants to use his profile as a professional athlete to help," Palmer said. "He wants to become a volunteer for the organization and become more active. He really learned a lot today."
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