College rugby and football star comes out as gay: ‘I am no longer living a lie’

Joseph McCormick January 21, 2016
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A college rugby star and former football player has come out as gay.

Brandon Davis, who goes to Montana State University in Bozeman, came out publicly in an open letter to OutSports.

In the letter Davis said he never felt comfortable coming out as gay at Louisiana Tech, where he previously played American football.

After transferring to Montana State, Davis says he was depressed after a breakup, but doesn’t regret joining the school’s rugby team.


“I was no longer living a lie and I will never go back in the closet for anyone,” he wrote in OutSports.

“Being out is literally the best feeling in the world. There is no better feeling than knowing who you are and accepting it. It’s like I was reborn, and since that day my life has drastically changed for the better.”

“I’m very thankful that my rugby team looks at me as a friend and teammate instead of the ‘gay guy,’” he said.

“The people I thought would have the most hate towards me are actually the people who turned out to be my biggest supporters.”

Check out Davis talking about coming out here:

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