Time to come out, says Dustin


Dustin Lance Black | Associated Press | 17014

Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Tom Daley’s fiancé, has called for more gay sportsmen to come out and publicly speak about their sexuality after the bravery shown by his partner.

“It’s incredibly brave to come out. I understand that for some people that’s difficult. To those who do come make that brave act, you’re saving lives. They truly are. There are a lot more gay kids out there who love football and want to play football and could be stars in football, but they’re afraid. I urge more sportsmen, actors, people in the public eye to come out and dispel those myths, those lies and that shame.”