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Rugby: Campbell Johnstone, first Al Black to come out


The former rugby player revealed his homosexuality on New Zealand television before being congratulated by the federation.

Eyes charged with emotion, Campbell Johnstone had the courage to come out during the program Seven Sharp, on New Zealand television.

“If I can be the first All Black to come out as gay and take the pressure and stigma out of this issue, it can help other people.

Thus, the former pillar (43 years old) led the way, becoming the first player to have worn the jersey of the New Zealand national team to publicly assure his homosexuality.

Much love and support for All Black #1056 Campbell Johnstone for having the courage to share his story and helping create a more inclusive game.


— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) January 30, 2023

"Lots of love and support for the 1056th All Black Campbell Johnstone for having the courage to share his story and help create a more inclusive game", congratulated the New Zealand selection on his social networks.

The post also quotes the words of the man who took part in three test matches for the All Blacks in 2005.

“If I open this door and make this closet disappear like magic, then we will help a lot of people, also launched the former player of the Crusaders and Canterbury.

Being able to do that could perhaps be one of the last pieces of the puzzle for New Zealand sport…” He spoke of his “double life”, spent “living a lie” trying to copy the stereotypes stuck to the rugby players.

Beyond his former selection, Johnstone has received support from the clubs he has passed through and from his ex-partners.

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas, who is one of the few top European athletes to come out as gay, has just released his autobiography “Proud” at Michel Lafon.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-30

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