The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit speak to Keegan about his experiences of being involved in sport and the reactions of others when he came out as gay. He offers advice to young people on dealing with pressures within sport and to sports clubs on what support they can offer to young people within their club.

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  1. Im impressed that YouTube auto generated captions got most of what he said. Good job!
    This guy is an inspiration. Keep playin!

  2. It’s not about seeing people one can relate to on television. I’ve never seen any gay person I have much in common with and I came out ten years younger than him twenty years before and it was definitely obvious to me for at least five years before that. It must just come down to one’s personality whether one realizes. He’s still doing a good job though.

  3. He seems like such a lovable loaf. An honest and friendly guy, I want to give him a hug and tell him It's going to be alright haha. He's going to find a good guy.

  4. Coming out is not the big deal that you build up in your head. It's a topic of conversation for about a week. Then another story comes along and your outing ceased to be news. Always be proud of who you are.

  5. Here are more facts the lib media establishment won't tell you. First, among 16 and 17-year-olds, kids who thought they were gay had almost all decided WITHIN ONE YEAR that they were, in fact, straight. Further, so many people at some point wrongly thought they were gay that "ex-gay" people outnumber homosexuals and bisexuals combined!

  6. You know what you need to protect children from? The lie that the vile sin of homosexual conduct is okay. Do you know that Christ told the great mystic St. Catherine of Siena (1) That, as of the 14th century, He had already destroyed 5 cities SOLELY for homosexual behavior and (2) That homosexuality is SO evil that even the devil is displeased by it?

  7. "The men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct."- Romans 1:27-28

  8. this is the most beautiful thing, being true to yourself and the people around you. somehow it lightens up the burden you feel inside you doing this.

  9. With so many strong guys around, who wouldn´t feel attrackted? I think there is a lot of restrain and self censorship in all kind of sports.

  10. Keegan, you are such a handsome man and an inspiration to gay athletes.
    I hope that your journey forward is a wonderful one.

  11. What people are eventually going to discover is that Kinsey nailed it way back in the 1940's with his research. Same gender attraction is treated by the mass media as if it's a MINORITY issue. The fact is that +63% of the population experiences some degree of same gender attraction. That is the MAJORITY. Say that to yourself until it sinks in. This is what websites like g0ys.org have been saying for well over a decade. The media is treating Keegan as if he's a rare thing. The only "rare" issue is his honesty. If his other teammates were as HONEST, +60% of them would be telling the same story! There are some same-gender-attracted male athletes who (because of their disarming personalities) – discover this fact about their team mates. One pro athlete tells how over a number of years he discovered that a number of his buddies were open to taking a naked roll in the bedsheets with him – especially after having a few drinks and loosening up. However – unlike "gay" stereotypes, – there was NEVER any AnalSex. NEVER. This is the PRIMARY distinction that men's groups like the g0ys (spelled w. a zer0) point out. Most men will get intimate with another man WITHIN CERTAIN CONSTRAINTS. Keegan may think he's in the minority. He isn't. He's just particularly honest.

  12. Keegan you just have to be yourself. your a very nice well spoken man. if you ever need a friend I'm here for you. 🙂 peace Ricky Parker 8172981105. I'm in Texas.

  13. The question is: how not to be gay when you see Keegan, he's so attractive and so manly, Keegan kiss me deeply please!

  14. Very good Keegan Hirst, So very proud of you. A truly fine example of being true to yourself. You're an inspiration to us all.

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