updated 04/05/2013 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/06/2013 AT 10:00 AM ET
With so much contention in the world, it was heartwarming to hear Magic Johnson’s recent supportive comments about his gay son, Earvin Johnson III, coming out to him years ago.
Readers loved the story about the NBA legend, 53, who told his boy, “Hey, we are here to support you, man. We’re going to love you no matter who you are, what you do. We just want you to love yourself.”
Johnson’s comments to a reporter this week were prompted by his son, 20 – also known as E.J. – holding hands with a man publicly on the Sunset Strip in L.A.
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