Jace Anderson had to make a in the moment decision about whether to come out
Alone on a balcony, athlete Jace Anderson was approached by three ‘gigantic’ football players. Being nervous wasn’t the only thing he had to worry about.
The University of Nebraska student was 20 at the time and was just beginning the process of coming out.
So when the football players ask Anderson about his sexuality, he had to make an in the moment decision about whether to tell them the truth.
‘Hey man, there have been a lot of conversations that you swung for the other team,’ one of the footballers says.
Anderson braced for the worse but confirmed regardless.
Then something wonderful happened.
‘We just want to let you know we think that’s awesome and commend you for not denying it, the footballers
said. ‘You don’t really hear about too many openly gay athletes here, so we think that’s awesome.’
Then Anderson got a hug from all three of the players.
‘They were the last people I ever would have thought to have confronted me like that and be so welcoming.’
The gay athlete told the adorable story on his YouTube channel.
But it wasn’t all easy
Anderson initially hid his sexuality when he was confronted at a party by some female members of the track team just a few weeks earlier.
“Something about being asked in front of everyone, made me feel uncomfortable about that.’
This shook Anderson’s confidence. Fortunately, it was all restored when the three football player gave him such an ace response.
He says the whole interaction ‘blows his mind to this day.’
Go sports team.