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British Cricketer Steven Davies Comes Out: ‘By Far’ The Hardest Thing He’s Done

Steven Davies, a 24-yer-old professional English cricket player, has become the sport’s first player to publicly come out. He tells the Daily Telegraph that he came out to his family five years ago, and is coming out publicly because “I just felt it was the right time for me. It’s something I wanted to do for a long time. I’ve been comfortable with it now for a couple years. … If more people do it, the more acceptable it will become. That must be a good thing. … To speak out is a massive relief for me, but if I can just help one person to deal with their sexuality then that’s all I care about.” One of the hardest things about hiding his sexuality? The locker room, especially during extended tours where he’d have to keep secret that thing, while also avoiding any awkwardness and speculation. His teammates, Davies says, have been wonderful and accepting.