Golf is a hard sport to be out in. The LPGA didn’t make it easier for me

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The women’s tour’s deafening silence during Pride Month and broader lack of support of the LGBTQ community is why many pro golfers don’t feel comfortable being out. I would know

I am bisexual.

It’s not something I advertise … well, until now. It’s partly because it has taken time to accept that about myself, and partly because I didn’t really understand what being bisexual meant. It’s also because I grew up in the conservative state of Oklahoma, where non-heterosexual people are easy targets for political fodder and bigotry. And, as a former LPGA golfer, I was afraid of falling into the stereotype that many people have of female athletes: that the circuit is filled with women hooking up with each other.

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Written by Anya Alvarez
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Golf is a hard sport to be out in. The LPGA didn’t make it easier for me

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