It's such a shame that in 2013, people are still afraid to embrace their sexuality publicly.
Luckily for us, people continually crush that fear day after day, boldly displaying their true selves and whom they love — and Darren Young, a professional wrestler for the WWE, was one of the strong ones despite his fear!
The pro wrestler has been a hot topic over the past 24 hours since he became the first active, openly gay athlete in WWE history, and earlier he appeared on the Today show to talk about his HUGE announcement!
While Darren appeared to be calm and cool when he casually came out in front of the cameras, he admits that he was terrified about his peers finding out about his personal life, but luckily he has been getting nothing but love from his fellow wrestlers!
We're making some HUGE progress in the world of sports!!
Earlier this year, NBA player Jason Collins came out to become the first openly gay athlete in a major sport, and now Darren Young has done the same to become the first openly gay wrestler in WWE history!!!
While at LAX, he was approached by a photographer who asked him if a gay athlete could succeed in the world of wrestling, to which he responded:
"I'm not even sure what to say. I'm more shocked by this than anyone. Sadly, our media doesn't subscribe to 'innocent until proven.' I truly am prayerfully optimistic in our justice system and will fight this with all that I am. Thank you to those who continue to believe in me. I am the guy that you think that I am."
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding: