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Out Former Rugby Player Is Absurdly Hot, Yet Still Experiences Gay Racism

casey conway 1Someone as unbelievably smokin’ hot as former rugby star Casey Conway should have no problems dating or hooking up, right? Well, maybe not.

In an interview with NITV, the openly gay Aboriginal Australian hunk opened up about the challenges with coming out and being a gay man of color in a majority white gay scene.

After tentatively coming out to his club’s managers, he negotiated the gay scene as a semi-closeted man before he got the memo that any version of the closet, well, sucks.

I was out-and-about on the [gay] scene and meeting people. I was doing that undercover and it finally came to a point where I had to start accepting it. I wanted more than what I was having.

When he finally came out and started dating, he found that his ethnicity made him an outlier in a gay scene that was mostly white.

There was a lot of casual racism. People would say things like, ‘You’re hot for an Aboriginal guy’ or ‘I’ve never been with a black guy.’ I’d think, ‘You know that’s not a compliment?’

Unfortunately, Conway’s experience is one gay men of color know all too well.

Head over to Conway’s Instagram to look at a ton of pics that will definitely make you doubt the sanity of the guys who rejected him.

And remember, ‘you’re hot for a              guy’ is never, ever a compliment.