For a man whose entire professional life is scripted, the WWE's Darren Young real name: Fred Rosser went decidedly off script on Wednesday night when he made an impromptu public announcement that he is gay. In a year in which Jason Collins has come out as the first openly gay player in the NBA and Orlando Cruz emerged as the first openly gay boxer, Young is the latest athlete in a high-profile organization to come out. Look at me, you know. And I'm happy.
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She recalls receiving an unexpected question during the final interview process. So not threatening. I would glue them a quarter-inch above the lash line. It was a nightmare. It was something that I chose to do, and I made the sacrifices I had to make. I get to see the entire world while I do what I love to do, which is wrestle. Much like the friendship of the Four Horsewomen, Deville has been shoulder-to-shoulder with a work wife all her own: Mandy Rose.
There are a handful of LGBTI wrestlers making waves in the wrestling game, smashing stereotypes and living their lives out and proud. Deville came out as a lesbian on national television four years ago during a televised Tough Enough competition. Dave Marshall made international headlines in November last year when Gay Star News broke the story of his charity fundraising efforts. He started his wrestling career in , at the age of Marshall initially came out as bisexual to his now ex-girlfriend at the age of 23, then came out again as gay at
He was In September , he became the first Intercontinental Champion, and two years later, saw his rivalry with Sgt. I survived all this being gay. I lived with that for something years.