Alec Donovan, Ranked in Top 25 US high school wrestler comes out as gay

  • metta

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    May 12, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
    Top US high school wrestler comes out as gay

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    Alec Donovan, who is ranked in the top 25 high school wrestlers of his weight class in the US, came out as gay.

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/05/12/top-us-high-school-wrestler-comes-out-as-gay/
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    May 13, 2015 12:00 PM GMT
    Total awesomeness!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Notice the news broke in ENGLAND...ridiculous.
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    May 13, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
    It's over on Outsports too

    http://www.outsports.com/2015/5/11/8582377/gay-wrestler-alec-donovan-new-jersey

    Cyd Z. is an attention whore but is still doing a good job getting these stories out there.
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    May 13, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    I'm assuming he has another year of high school if he's just being recruited. I know when girls first joined boys' wrestling teams some schools would forfeit a weight class rather than send in a boy against a girl. Hopefully he won't suffer the same kind of shit moves.
  • bro4bro

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    May 13, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
    There are tons of wrestlers who come out after they're done competing, but it's probably the most difficult sport for people to come out while they're still competing. By its very nature, wrestling is rather, um, personal.

    I completely support his decision, but I think he'll run into more trouble than he counted on.
  • hebrewman

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    May 13, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    yeah for him. and.....WOOF! I loved wrestling when I was in school. great workout(except when cutting weight) and in my day, it was a legitimate way to be close with other guys.icon_biggrin.gif
  • joxguy

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    May 14, 2015 1:04 AM GMT
    What a brave move, good luck young man.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 14, 2015 12:45 PM GMT
    wRUSStle saidTotal awesomeness!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Notice the news broke in ENGLAND...ridiculous.
    WTF, where was the Washington Post, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times since they are the premier major city liberal and progressive media outlets.icon_question.gif
  • Muscles25

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    May 14, 2015 2:29 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidI'm assuming he has another year of high school if he's just being recruited. I know when girls first joined boys' wrestling teams some schools would forfeit a weight class rather than send in a boy against a girl. Hopefully he won't suffer the same kind of shit moves.


    Rightly so. Girls wrestling boys in HS is totally ridiculous. The situations are not comparable.