Coming out: Rugby Old Redcliffians’ skipper Jed Hooper comes out….

Love it! Congrats! More power in numbers…And he is quite fetching!

OLD Redcliffians captain Jed Hooper has become the first Combination player to publicly announce that he is gay.

The 22-year-old back row forward came out to family and friends earlier this year. And Hooper has now spoken exclusively to the Evening Post in the hope that his story can help other young rugby players come to terms with their sexuality.

The decision, he said, was still far from easy. “I met someone earlier this year who said he could not be with someone who was in the closet. That, basically, was the catalyst that I needed.

“Before that, I think I had already told about ten friends and their reaction was very positive so that gave me an inkling of what might happen. And I also thought if the crap really hits the fan then at least there are ten people on my side!”

via Old Redcliffians’ skipper Jed Hooper happy to reveal that he is gay | This is Bristol.

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