April 23, 2019 | 61° F

Hermann reveals she is gay in University bio

Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann has revealed she is gay, according to her official biography on scarletknights.com.
The last sentence of her bio states, “Hermann and her partner Dr. Leslie Danehy are the proud parents of a seven-year-old son, Aidan."
Denehy worked with Hermann in her former position as Louisville's assistant athletic director. She helped oversee part of the university's L Care program, which provides counseling and career services to student-athletes.
ESPN first pointed out the last line in Hermann's bio, quoting her as saying, ""I'm really blessed to have a wonderful family, and we're excited to become part of the Rutgers community."
Rutgers Associate Athletic Director Jason Baum told ESPN that the athletic department always reveals family information in its athletic director biographies.
Hermann's family information was not included in her Louisville biography.
"Our staff reviews each bio annually, and she could have requested changes to do that," Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein said.

By Josh Bakan

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