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High school wrestling champion Alec Donovan comes out

“The rumor isn’t true. I’m not bisexual… I’m gay.”

Alec Donovan (left), Credit - Twitter
Alec Donovan (left), Credit – Twitter

Alec Donovan, one of the country’s top high school wrestlers, recounting an exchange he had with a recruiter who asked if he was bisexual, OutSports reports. Donovan made the decision to reveal his sexuality as, “It’s better that everybody knows anyway, so I don’t end up on a team that doesn’t want me for all of me.”

Donovan struggled with his sexuality, contemplating suicide during his freshman year. “I felt like I was a piece of dirt. I was worthless,” he said.

Now, though, his outlook on life has changed completely, with a renewed focus not only on wrestling, but on tackling bullying. “I’ve done a lot of great things ever since I was suicidal,” Donovan said. “But yeah, helping other people makes me most proud.”

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