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Football Star Robbie Rogers Comes Out

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“Try convincing yourself that your creator has the most wonderful purpose for you even though you were taught differently”.

Robbie Rogers

My whole life I have felt different, different from my peers, even different from my family. In today’s society being different makes you brave. To overcome your fears you must be strong and have faith in your purpose.

For the past 25 years I have been afraid, afraid to show whom I really was because of fear. Fear that judgment and rejection would hold me back from my dreams and aspirations.

Fear that my loved ones would be farthest from me if they knew my secret. Fear that my secret would get in the way of my dreams.”

Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay. Try convincing yourself that your creator has the most wonderful purpose for you even though you were taught differently.

I always thought I could hide this secret. Football was my escape, my purpose, my identity. Football hid my secret, gave me more joy than I could have ever imagined.

I will never forget the friends I have made along the way and the friends that supported me once they knew my secret.

Now is my time to step away. It’s time to discover myself away from football. I realized I could only truly enjoy my life once I was honest. Honesty is a bitch but makes life so simple and clear.”

Try convincing yourself that your creator has the most wonderful purpose for you even though you were taught differently.

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