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We now live in a world where gay marines can do this:

7 Mar

HT Towelroad

Bromo of the Week: Scott Heggart

19 Mar

Scott Heggart’s public journey as a closeted teenage jock is serving as both inspiration to kids in similar situations and as a stark and emotional reminder as to why initiatives like You Can Play are so important.

“I was ‘out’ at home, in the closet at school. So I spent all my time at home,” he recalls. Every coming out story has its challenges, and being a part of a team where locker-room homophobia encouraged was not easy for Heggart.

Heggart documented an entire year of his journey on YouTube anonymously. When the time came to come out, he did so quietly, and on Facebook. The response was overwhelmingly supportive. “[His teammates] recognized how much courage it took and they recognized how much trust he was putting in them.”

Now a communications student at the University of Ottawa, Heggart’s videos focus more on political activism and drawing attention to the inequalities that gay people face. Especially moving was his commentary on the suicide of Jamie Hubley, which has garnered him some significant attention.

For having the courage to share his personal story with thousands as a teenage boy and turning into an eloquent (and attractive!) young man, Scott Heggart is this week’s Bromo of the Week.

A Young Heggart on Coming Out:

Read more at the Ottawa Citizen.