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The Journey of an Openly Gay Teen Hockey Player

Thanks to Rolly, one of our Canadian followers, who told us about this story.

If you want to read something inspirational that will have you cheering one minute and crying tears of joy the next, check this out. We're posting one of his videos where he talks about coming out, and we'll have a link to the other videos he's doing documenting his journey.

(Scott Heggart, third from right, received a lot of support from his sister Sonya Long, left, father Randy, boyfriend Brock Doivon, mother Julie Wilson and brother Russell when he came out, but it was his teammates' reaction that proved most surprising. "They recognized how much courage it took and they recognized how much trust he was putting in them," Julie says.) Photograph credit: Bruno Schlumberger, Ottawa Citizen
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From The National Post (March 17, 2012):

Scott Heggart was a big, strapping teenager, who topped out at six-foot-four. He played football, basketball, softball and hockey.

And he had a secret.

It was difficult enough to share it with his mom and dad.

But as a young athlete, steeped in the machismo of sport, where “about the worst thing” is to be a “fag” or a “homo,” there was one conversation that was even harder.

Telling his teammates he was gay.

(Story continues by clicking here.)


The rest of his Youtube videos documenting his journey can be found here: Scott's videos.

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