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WWE Superstar comes out as the first openly gay wrestler in the WWE

Darren Young has officially came out as gay, to TMZ of all places…

Darren was leaving LAX (for SummerSlam) as he was approached by the TMZ cameraman who asked;

Do you think a gay wrestler can be successful in the WWE?

Darren said:

I’m a WWE Superstar, and to be honest with you… I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. Very happy.

You can see the full video below:

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Credit: TMZ

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31 Responses

  1. Atlee Greene says:

    This is a great step in the right direction. I’m proud of DY for taking this step wheather or not it was a set up between WWE and TMZ. It still took courage regardless of how it went down.

  2. Derek says:

    I don’t get it, why is your sexual orientation that important you need to tell everyone?

    It doesn’t matter if you are a straight, gay, bi or however many other sexuality there are these days, what matters is are you a decent human being.

    People need to realize that not everyone cares about their sexuality and cares more about their record as a decent human being.

  3. socal says:

    Not sure if the above poster us directing their comment whole or in part to Darren Young re: his decision to come out. You’re right about everyone sharing humanity and the importance of being a good person towards others, however in this case DY was explicitly asked whether he thought a gay wrestler could make it in the wwe and he having first hand experience with that issue responded by sharing his experience. In short, I don’t understand the point of your post at all. His response to the interviewer was completely relevant and appropriate in context.

  4. eoin says:

    Was Kanyon not openly gay?

  5. Squirtle says:

    I think kanyon came out after his career was pretty much over

  6. bill says:

    what about billy and chuck?!?!?!? they’re the true pioneers!

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