Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva came out in an admission, he says, that was not easy to make.
He told the Olympic Channel.
“I always knew.
It was always just very rejected, internally rejected because of the way that we’re all raised. And especially coming from a Hispanic family, it’s very much rejected. As I was growing up, I would always somewhat reject it. But then, the more I accepted myself… I started realizing more and more things. I started realizing how normal it is.”
Leyva said on Twitter
“In the post, I said that I’m still trying to figure out between whether I’m a bi or pan.
It was nice to have people be like,
‘You don’t have to label it. You don’t have to just be ‘a thing
It’s an ever-changing fluid thing, so you don’t have to worry about that,’ That was nice because that was certainly reassuring.
“If I get help one person be brave enough to live in their truth, then I feel like that that was the entire point of that post.
I hope to one day live in a world where your sexuality is as irrelevant as whether or not you’re right or left-handed. You know, it’s such a non-issue. It literally means nothing that if you’re just like,
‘Oh, you’re left-handed? That’s cool. Oh, you’re bi? That’s cool.’ Like, it’s really nothing.
“The only way we can achieve that is by making it normal, by doing things like what I did by coming out publicly, by talking about it publicly, by just helping people understand.”