Golf is a hard sport to be out in. The LPGA didn't make it easier for me

by Theguardian


The women’s tour’s deafening silence during Pride Month and broader lack of support of the LGBTQ community is why many pro golfers don’t feel comfortable being out. I would know

I am bisexual.

It’s not something I advertise … well, until now. It’s partly because it has taken time to accept that about myself, and partly because I didn’t really understand what being bisexual meant. It’s also because I grew up in the conservative state of Oklahoma, where non-heterosexual people are easy targets for political fodder and bigotry. And, as a former LPGA golfer, I was afraid of falling into the stereotype that many people have of female athletes: that the circuit is filled with women hooking up with each other.

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