Christopher Saynt: Other gay wrestlers are too scared to come out
Scottish professional wrestler has spoken out about being one of the only out gay wrestlers.
The 22 year old wrestler, who came out last year, told the Mirror: “I can’t pretend it was easy coming out as gay to the wrestling community, and I worried about whether I’d be accepted by fans and fellow wrestlers.
“While my colleagues have been really supportive, some people have struggled to accept my sexuality.
“I’ve had some hate mail and negative responses from them, but I’ve also had huge encouragement and positive messages from many more.
“I’ve had people send me emails saying we don’t want to pay money to see your shows.
“It’s a sign that prejudices still exist. When it comes down to it, wrestling is a bunch of men in their underwear, cuddling angrily.
“Wrestling is a very homoerotic sport — you can get two men in their underwear cuddling and hitting each other.
“It would be hugely hypocritical to have homophobia within our sport.”