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A WWE wrestler, John Cena speaks about Darren Young’s public coming out announcement
World Wrestling Entertainment went purple for Spirit Day in a big way, led by the first openly gay Superstar, Darren Young.
Spirit Day ambassador Darren Young is sending a message of support to LGBT youth for Spirit Day and encouraging others to do the same. The WWE Superstar has been taking to Twitter all week to take a stand against bullying and even tweeted a video.
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Darren Young, WWE Superstar, spoke out about being gay yesterday to TMZ while waiting for his luggage at LAX. This morning Young appeared on the Today show with Matt Lauer where we spoke about the positive reaction he has received, including advice from Jason Collins, who made history earlier this year as the first out gay active male pro athlete in one of America's major leagues.
While waiting for his luggage at LAX some cameramen from TMZ asked him if he thought a gay wrestler could be successful. His response? "Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now I’m gay and I’m happy. Very happy."
In an unprecedented show of support, the six most prominent American major sports leagues will all ‘go purple’ with GLAAD for Spirit Day on Friday, October 19, in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
WWE stars speak out against anti-LGBT bullying in new PSA debuting tonight on USA (9pm / 8C)
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