Magic Johnson Says He’s Proud of His Gay Son

TMZ cameras caught Magic Johnson's son walking hand-in-hand down the Sunset Strip with another man.

By Jorge Rivas Apr 02, 2013

TMZ cameras caught Magic Johnson’s son walking hand-in-and down the Sunset Strip with another man. But it’s no biggie because Earvin Johnson III — aka EJ — is supported by his father and mother in "every way."

"Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way," Magic Johnson told TMZ. "We’re very proud of him."

EJ, 20, is currently studying at New York University, TMZ reports.

Magic Johnson has been public with his support for gay rights for several years. In November 2008, he lent his voice to the "No on Prop. 8" campaign and recorded a telephone call for California voters urging them to vote no on the ban on same-sex marriage.

"This is Magic Johnson calling to ask you to join me and Barack Obama in opposing Proposition 8," Johnson said on the call. "Prop 8 singles out one group of Californians to be treated differently – including members of our family, our friends, and our coworkers. That is not what California is about. So this Tuesday, vote no on Proposition 8. It is unfair and wrong. Thanks."