Milwaukee Brewers' Rookie David Denson Comes Out The First Openly Gay Player For MLB
| Milwaukee Brewers' Rookie David Denson Comes Out The First Openly|
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A first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers' rookie affiliate in Helena, Mont., Denson had just entered the clubhouse a month or so ago when a teammate jokingly referred to him using a derogatory term for a gay male.
“Talking with my teammates, they gave me the confidence I needed, coming out to them,” Denson told the newspaper. “They said, ‘You’re still our teammate.
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You’re still our brother. We kind of had an idea, but your sexuality has nothing to do with your ability. You’re still a ballplayer at the end of the day.
We don’t treat you any different. We’ve got your back.’ That was a giant relief for me.
I never wanted to feel like I was forcing it on them.
It just happened. The outcome was amazing. It was nice to know my teammates see me for who I am, not my sexuality.”
On Wednesday, Denson shared a heartfelt message via Instagram, thanking friends and family for accepting him for who he is, “despite any judgement they may have”: