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The Amazing Thing That Happened When This College Football Star Came Out As Gay

"It was the acceptance from my teammates that I will remember," says Luke McAvoy, who hid his secret for years. "I wish I cam
"It was the acceptance from my teammates that I will remember," says Luke McAvoy, who hid his secret for years. "I wish I came out sooner."

There is something unique about discussing the merits of gay marriage while in the locker room showers with 11 other naked men, but that is where I found myself during my sophomore year at the University of Minnesota in 2012.

We had just finished a morning workout and the topic had been making its way around the locker room all week. I could not tell you anything my teammates said during the discussion, since all I could hear was the yelling in my head:  "I AM GAY, HOW HAVE YOU NOT FOUND OUT?"

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