James Harbaugh Jr., the son of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, remembers the moment he told his father he was gay. And his father's response. Harbaugh Jr. gave a wide-ranging interview with the Boston-based "Two Outs" podcast with WEEI's Alex Reimer and the Boston Globe's Steve Buckley. Both are openly gay members of the sports media. "The first time I talked to my dad about it was after the (2016) election," James Jr. "The night of, it was like 2 a.m. I had been crying and I told him I was really nervous and scared of how things were going to be now as I didn't feel comfortable. He said something very encouraging back and I wasn't sure, he and I had never talked about it, so I just flat out verbatim, for the first time, told him 'Dad, I'm gay, do you know that?' "He said something back again, another encouraging (response), that 'you need to keep your head up, as long as you do what you feel is right in your mind and live your truth (then) everything will be OK.' "
Jim Harbaugh's son recalls coming out story, support from his father
USA Today | Oct 6