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French Athletes Discuss Being Gay
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Six French athletes talk about being gay, share experiences



PARIS (AP) — Six French athletes have spoken about being gay and shared difficult experiences they had during their formative years.

A documentary by Canal Plus called “Faut qu’on parle” (We have to talk) interviewed three women and three men.

Basketball player Celine Dumerc, fencer Astrid Guyart, and judoka Amandine Buchard remembered fears they had about their sexuality when growing up. The sentiments were shared by men’s skating champion Kevin Aymoz, rugby player Jeremy Clamy-Edroux, and former Olympic swimming champion Jeremy Stravius.

The documentary aired on Saturday, during Pride Month, and two days before Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.


The 38-year-old Dumerc, who starred for France when it finished 2012 Olympic basketball runner-up, explained how she felt in her early years.

“You’re not sure what’s happening, you become attracted to someone who’s the same sex as you,” she said. “Then you start getting on really well and things start going a bit further. There are intimate moments.”

But Dumerc was distressed by some people’s perceptions.

“You hear all sorts of things like, ‘It’s an illness, it’s in the genes,’” Dumerc recalled. “You hear 20,000 absurd things.”

Guyart is the same age as Dumerc: “I was 18 or 19 and fell in love with a woman who was older,” she said.

One relationship was painful because her partner did not want to say she was gay.  “I wasn’t ashamed, but the person I was with was,”   Guyart said. “That’s not a great way to build your identity and to envisage a loving
relationship. It was destructive, in that sense.”

https://apnews.com/article/las-vegas-rai...785a8b9dd1
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On another thread I babbled on about the reluctance AFL (Australian Football League) male players fear of lurching out of the closet. Not so here with women’s football where being a dyke is something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
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Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on 29 November, 2020.
Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on 29 November 2020. Photograph: John Bazemore/AP
The defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in an Instagram video on Monday.

“I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” Nassib said. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I’ve got the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.”

Nassib stressed that he made the announcement “really not [..] for attention” but because he feels “that representation and visibility are so important”.

The 28-year-old also announced a $100,000 donation to the Trevor Project, which works to prevent suicides among LGBTQ+ youth in America.

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(06-22-2021, 11:54 PM)Karl Rand Wrote: On another thread I babbled on about the reluctance AFL (Australian Football League) male players fear of lurching out of the closet. Not so here with women’s football where being a dyke is something to be proud of, not ashamed of.

Yes, it seems that women are more likely to come out than gay men. I would assume that it has to do with the fact that being gay is viewed as "weak" and in sports, you need to display strength.
Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: 
''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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I do remember it was quite a big deal with Gareth Thomas came out.
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(06-23-2021, 03:51 AM)CellarDweller Wrote:
(06-22-2021, 11:54 PM)Karl Rand Wrote: On another thread I babbled on about the reluctance AFL (Australian Football League) male players fear of lurching out of the closet. Not so here with women’s football where being a dyke is something to be proud of, not ashamed of.

Yes, it seems that women are more likely to come out than gay men.  I would assume that it has to do with the fact that being gay is viewed as "weak" and in sports, you need to display strength.
If the truth about gay men fighting in wars was confronted this myth of being ‘weak’ would soon vanish.
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