Junior archer Erik Pocock knew he had to come out to the world to pursue his happiness. The teenager at North Attleboro (Mass.) High School has been in USA Archery’s Junior Olympic Archery Development league, all the time watching other athletes come out and finding the courage to do it himself.
Pocock finally took the leap last week, posting this sweet tweet:
I don't like to ask for things, but if you could please take a few minutes out of your day to read this, I would really appreciate it. pic.twitter.com/igow3makJz— Erik (@ErikPocock) November 2, 2016
The teenage archer told Outsports the feedback from people around him has been better than he could have ever expected.
“The response has been amazing. I am a senior in high school and so far all of the comments I have received have been 100% positive. I have received so much love and support from everyone.”
Repeat: “All of the comments I have received have been 100% positive.” In high school.
We’re proud of Pocock for finding the courage to come out, and to his parents and classmates for supporting him along the way.