Darren Young Becomes the First WWE Wrestler to Come Out as Gay

A TMZ reporter got the scoop of his life when he inadvertently prompted World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Darren Young to come out as gay.

On Aug. 14, the gossip website asked Young, who was getting his bags at Los Angeles International Airport, if the thought a gay wrestler could be successful in the WWE.

“Absolutely,” Young said. “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. Very happy.”

This way, the 33-year-old performer becomes the first openly gay wrestler in the WWE organization.

“I guess if you want to call it 'coming out,' I really don't know what to say it is,” he said. “I'm just letting you know that I'm happy who I am, I'm comfortable with myself, and I'm happy to be living the dream ... Some people might not like it. Some people will like it. I'm here to please myself. I'm here to be happy ... I'm hoping to make a difference. It's very important to me to make people understand that someone's sexual preference shouldn't really matter. It should be about the person.”

A representative for the WWE told Huffington Post the wrestling organization is proud of Young for coming out.

“WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar," read a statement. “Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A Star anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.”


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