Professional wrestler Anthony Bowens has come out as bisexual by introducing the world to his boyfriend, Michael Pavano.
The 26-year-old athlete, from New Jersey, posted a video of himself goofing off with his partner online.
‘Mike and I had uploaded a video to YouTube on his channel called ‘The Laughing Challenge,’ where he described me as his boyfriend,’ Bowens explains in an op-ed published by OutSports.
‘The video was a blast to do, but I worried that someone from the wrestling world would stumble across it and learn my secret. I decided to let it be posted anyway.’
It wasn’t until weeks after the video went online after he received a text message from one of his wrestling buddies.
‘Bro, why didn’t you tell me?’ the text read.
The wrestling world, and from his fans, as well as friends and family have been widely supportive.
‘I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I’ve spoken to over the years who are hiding and suppressing themselves out of fear of being judged,’ he said.
‘If I can help inspire at least one person to fight past their struggles through my journey or inspire at least one person to live their dreams, it’s all worth it for me. The journey and the fight is just beginning!’
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