American pro wrestler Darren Young is the latest high-profile athlete to announce that he is gay after coming out to a papparazo during an impromptu interview. When asked by a TMZ photographer early Thursday morning whether a gay wrestler could be successful within the World Wrestling Entertainment community, Young responded quickly. Along with footballer Robbie Rogers and veteran NBA player Jason Collins, New Jersey native Young, 29, is joining a tiny group of male American sports stars who have openly discussed being gay and the career risks involved with coming out in professional sports.
Liberals and activists across the country celebrated a victory in social progress rather recently as the United States passed a law legalizing gay marriage across the entire country. It marks an historic new time of social acceptance, and already more people have been inspired to come out with their sexuality. This even extends into the macho world of professional wrestling.
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Peroxide blond hair flopping comically, "Gorgeous" Wagner didn't walk to the ring as much as he pranced. Clad in lace, chiffon and silk, pink silk at that, he had his valet spray a custom perfume to mask the smell of the "peasants" at ring side. The famous Chanel No. It was a flamboyant act, one that turned Wagner, a journeyman at best as a clean cut and serious grappler, into the biggest star of wrestling's television golden age in the s.
A videographer stopped Young while he was getting his bags at LAX Wednesday and asked the year-old if he thinks a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE organization. Very happy. The cameraman was stunned and told Young he had no idea, to which the wrestler said he doesn't think his sexuality should matter.
Following what could possibly be the most nonchalant coming out in history this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young is getting some massive congratulations from fellow athletes and fans alike. This technically makes him the first openly gay WWE Superstar, which the organization was quick to applaud in a statement this morning:. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A Star anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.
By JD Uy on August 15, He asked the WWE superstar if a gay wrestler could be successful in that business. Young seemed to surprise the reporter by replying that he was gay:.
He appeared on stage with dozens of members from the community as well as wearing a rainbow flag on his t-shirt. Video Loading Video Unavailable. Click to play Tap to play.
Darren Young, who is one half of the WWE's tag team champions, wants to know why his boyfriend's face was blurred in a recent episode of Swerved. WWE wrestler Darren Young posted a screenshot of his boyfriend, whose face was obscured on television. Photo from Young's Twitter account.
After years of struggling for equal rights, acceptance, and to be recognized for their lifestyles, the LGBT community in America rejoiced when legislators declared same-sex marriage legal nationwide in The country has made great strides with increasing awareness on the subject of homosexuality and transgender issues through PSAs and through advocacy groups educating the public. The movement by the LGBTQ community was centered on the desire not to be shunned for their differences but to be accepted as part of the fabric of society. As a result of the growing public and societal acceptance of diverse lifestyles, more and more athletes and celebrities are feeling safe enough to come out and embrace their orientation proudly.