Newly Out Rugby Star Gets A-List Support


Rugby League star, Keegan Hirst came out as gay last week – and now celebs are tweeting their congrats to the super hunky sports star.


The 27 year-old rugby player for Batley Bulldogs captain came out in a tell all interview with The Sunday Mirror, where he explained that even though he was a married with children – he was tormented with his huge secret.

“At first I couldn’t even say ‘I’m gay’ in my head, let alone out loud. Now I feel like I’m letting out a long breath that I’ve held in for a long time.”

“I had a wife and kids. I’ve been a builder, doorman, worked in factories – I play rugby. I tick every macho box. How could I be gay? I’m from Batley for goodness sake. No one is gay in Batley.”

“The only time I felt free of the torment was when I stepped on the rugby pitch. Now I feel free,” he concluded.

Lauding his bravery in coming out, A-Listers Emma Watson and Stephen Fry have tweeted their support for the athlete.

Emma Watson, Tom Daley and Garth Thomas all chimed in with well wishes.





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