While sliding under the radar due to college football games over the holiday weekend in the world of US sports, a rather controversial and in my honest opinion, a very positive event happened in the world of bowling, a sport I have been apart of since I was 3. The Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling made its swing through the US in Las Vegas last November, although the stepladder TV finals started to air in mid-December. With that, Meet Scott Norton. He is a bowler on the PBA tour, the son of a Hall of Fame bowler, and a partner in a very successful law firm. Scott happens to be openly gay, and has just become the first openly gay male to win an individual title in any US sport. Yes, there are others who have come out (Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Greg Lougainis) who have won competitions, but they came out after their success. Norton may be the first one to win while being out. What has stirred up the exposure and controversy in the bowling world is not only being gay and winning, but he also married his husband in 2011. After winning, his husband came out to him and kissed him on live TV, making ESPN possibly the first sports channel to air professionally shot footage of an openly gay athlete kissing his husband after victory. This caught the media's attention, as you can see: Both Huffington Post and USAToday are covering this: As serendipity goes, the PBA this year is reviving an old feature that they haven't had since the 1960s: A draft league owned by celebrities. The team Norton was drafted on was just recently "acquired" by former tennis champion Billie Jean King, part of the LGBT community in her own right. Incidentally, this year would be 40 years since her victory over Bobby Riggs, making her the first woman to beat a man in any sport, even though it was an exhibition match. That feat was only eclipsed 3 years ago by professional bowler Kelly Kulick, who became the first woman to beat a man for a championship in any professional sport. BL.