U.S. National Ski Champion Hig Roberts Comes OUT

Hig Roberts, a two-time national champion in Alpine skiing, came out as gay, telling the New York Times, “It’s part of me and I’m proud of it, and I’m ready to be happy,” reports Towleroad.

Roberts: “Not being able to be who I am and not be able to be openly gay as a professional athlete was truly hindering my performance. I just woke up one morning and I said, ‘Enough is enough.’ I love this sport more than anything — I’m so lucky and privileged to be doing this — but I can’t go on another day not trying to achieve the person that I am meant to be. Which I think for each and every one of us, one of those main goals needs to be happiness and authenticity.”

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U.S. National Ski Champion Hig Roberts Comes Out as Gay