Gay High School Athletes Go for the Goal With New Blog (GoodFeed)
High school’s hard. Being a gay kid in high school is harder. And being a gay athlete in high school? Well, that may just be one of the hardest trials man can endure.
That’s why three high-school students banded together to start their own blog, Walk the Road, to target gay high-school athletes and let them know they’re not alone. The three writers, sophomore Brad Usselman and juniors Benjamin Newcomer and Robert (who chooses not to use his last name because he’s not entirely out of the closet yet), are from three different parts of the country—Georgia, Washington state, and Tennessee, respectively. But in spite of these geographical boundaries, the guys are unified by their love of sports and their confusion about why society deems athletics to be incompatible with homosexuality.
I spoke via Skype with Benjamin and Robert, who play varsity soccer, and via Facebook with Brad, who runs varsity track, about the blog. Benjamin said there are unique challenges that gay athletes need to overcome. He explained:
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