Out Athlete & Coach Help Campus Diversity

by Accidental Bear

I am an Athletic Supporter, Spread the Word

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By Michelle Garcia @ advocate.com

Colin Joyner X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM
Bowdoin College tennis coach Colin Joyner

A group at Bowdoin College in Maine is making headway in helping student athletes feel like part of a community when they decide it’s time to come out.

Men’s tennis coach Colin Joyner said that when he was a student at Bowdoin (he graduated in 2003), he felt somewhat isolated after he gradually came out. He left to play semipro tennis, but when he returned to campus as a coach, he went back into the closet, which also proved to be difficult, so he came out to his team in 2009.

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