Another top British athlete has come out of the closet.
Steve Davies, 24, an English cricketer who competes at an international level, came out in a Feb 27 interview with The Daily Telegraph, saying "it is right to be out in the open."
Davies credits his decision to publicly disclose his sexual orientation to Gareth Thomas, a Welsh rugby player who came out two years ago. Thomas’s story attracted Hollywood heavyweight Mickey Rourke, who will portray Thomas in a film about his life and struggles as a once-closeted gay man.
Before Thomas, Davies says, “there was no one to look up to.” He added, “I have got nothing to hide and I am ready to tell people… I feel it is right to be out in the open about my sexuality.”