WWE's Darren Young comes out as gay: 'I'm happy with who I am, I'm comfortable with myself'

darren-young-wwe-gay.jpgThis interviewer probably didn't what he was in for when it started talking to WWE Superstar Darren Young at the Los Angeles International airport. But upon asking Young if he thinks there could be a gay wrestler in professional wrestling, Young kind of smiles to himself and then he says:

"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," says Young, in the video on TMZ. "I just don't think it matters, does it matter? Does it matter to you? Does it change what you think about me?"

The interviewer commends Young for coming out and he says he's not sure he'd call it "coming out," but that he's happy with who he is.

"I guess if you wanna call it coming out, I don't really know what to say it is. But I'm letting you know that I'm happy with who I am, I'm comfortable with myself. And I'm happy to be living a dream, I'm in L.A. for Summerslam," says Young.

He adds, "I'm hoping it can make a difference. It's very important to me that people understand that someone'e sexual preference shouldn't really matter. It should be about the person. ... We're all adults. All sports are physical. We're all adults and to be honest with you, when I come to work, I come to work. Business is business. I'm there to entertain the WWE universe and I do it well."

This makes Young the first professional wrestler to be openly gay, following in the footsteps of NBA player Jason Collins and soccer player Robbie Rogers.

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