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Podcast: Coming out as gay in a 'bro' sport

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We talk with an out rower and an out water polo player.

Chris Kelley, left, and Noah Ratliff
Chris Kelley, left, and Noah Ratliff

Men's water polo and rowing are two of the sports most associated with hypermasculine, bro jocks. Being openly gay in these sports can be problematic. We talk with two openly gay athletes who have forged their path and been embraced.

Noah Ratliff is a water polo player from Oregon who just graduated high school. He is on the Junior Olympic water polo team and will play in college. His coming out was heralded by USA Water Polo. Chris Kelley, an Ithica rower, was outed at a party and then struggled to fit in with his team. But he has turned them around and founded a campus group for LGBT athletes and allies. These are two athletes who symbolize pride month.

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Read Chris Kelley's coming out story.

Read Noah Ratliff's coming out story.