Australian Basketball Player Isaac Humphries Comes Out as Gay

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The Australian basketball player, Isaac Humphries, has come out as gay, becoming the only openly gay man playing at the top levels of the sport.

In an interview with CNN, Isaac, 24, announces, “I’m gay” which he says is a truth he has hidden his whole life and wanted to deny.

 

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“I think that’s something very important that I’ve had to differentiate. It is a part of locker room culture, it’s not an intentional way to hurt anybody. Unfortunately in that room, in our culture, they don’t expect to have gay people around them and they don’t know the impact it’s having on people who are closeted.”

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Melbourne United vs South East Melbourne Phoenix at John Cain Arena on Sunday November 6th 2022.
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“I’ll be surrounded by people I truly love and who want the best for me. And I’ll be doing something that I love. It’s a moment that I, for so long, never ever thought would happen. But, now it’s here and it’s unbelievable to me. It will be one of the most special moments of my life.”

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Melbourne United vs South East Melbourne Phoenix at John Cain Arena on Sunday November 6th 2022.
Image Copyright 2022 Ian Knight/Melbourne United

 

“I know what it feels like to grow up in an environment that doesn’t feel welcoming, and I want to do my part to make sure basketball is no longer one of them.”

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