WWE wrestling star comes out as gay
LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) - The testosterone-fuelled world of professional wrestling marked a notable first on Thursday as Darren Young became the sport's first openly gay active athlete.
The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler made the announcement to the TMZ.com entertainment website after being asked if he believed a gay athlete could be successful.
"Absolutely. Look at me. I'm a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I'll tell you right now, I'm gay. And I'm happy," Young said in Los Angeles.
Young said he believed his fellow wrestlers would have no problems with his decision to be open about his sexual orientation.