Surfer Becomes First Openly Gay Athlete in China

Surfer Becomes First Openly Gay Athlete in China

Xu Jingsen has become China’s first openly gay athlete after he came out on Weibo.

He wrote: “Hello everyone! I am A Sam. I will attend the global Gay Games in Paris, France, in August this year and serve as an ambassador. Coming out is the ultimate measure of our inner courage. Yes, I am gay. We have the right to choose who to love and how to be loved. Gender, age, and skin color are not an embarrassment. We all live under the same sun. Today, I bravely live my truth, and I regard it as the best gift bestowed upon me. If my courage can bring comfort to those who feel lonely and helpless, and encourage everyone to support equality, then everything I do will make more sense. Thank you friends!”

Congrats Xu!

The Gay Games will take place this year in Paris from August 4-12.

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