WWE star Darren Young very nonchalantly came out in an interview yesterday:

WWE superstar Darren Young just dropped a bombshell, telling TMZ, he’s gay … and no, this isn’t part of the act.Darren was at LAX Wednesday when we asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, saying, “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”For the record, Darren is now the first openly gay wrestler ever at WWE … and the first headlining wrestler ever to come out while still signed to a major promotion.

Wow. Congratulations to Young for casually breaking a huge barrier in the world of professional sports. These stories are happening frequently now, and with each one, more people understand that being gay is no big deal, and simply is who you are.

Watch Darren explain it for himself:


Joe has collected a series of tweets of support from fellow WWE stars. They’re great to read: