Pro Poker Player Jason Somerville Comes Out

 

Professional poker player Jason Somerville came out of the closet yesterday on his blog. In a year full of celebrities coming out, it’s great to see one who is a professional poker player. Guess I won’t play strip poker with him:

I’ve struggled with how to discuss this, with how to balance my desire for privacy with the fact that I do want to be myself publicly – and the fact that I think it’s overdue for a guy to be open about it in poker. I’m no Daniel Negreanu, the royalty of real talk, but I do pride myself on saying what I think and simply being who I am; but I suppose you could say in the past being “truly myself” has come with a bit of an asterisk. Privately, amongst friends, I can say I’ve been doing that for some amount of time – but publicly, and in poker, that hasn’t completely been the case. I haven’t exactly always been where I am now, though, and haven’t really been ready to share my story publicly. Privacy reasons excepted, that won’t be the case any more.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/02/professional-poker-player-jason-somerville-says-hes-gay-is-first-male-pro-player-to-come-out.html#ixzz1mVcCvTx0

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