But as a teenager I grew more and more consumed by fear and shame.
And sadly, at some point the scared kid inside me decided that pursuing my dream meant sacrificing a part of myself and hiding my sexuality from the world instead of embracing it.
A post shared by Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) on He wrote: “As a young boy I dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player and representing my country in front of the world.
“But as a teenager I grew more and more consumed by fear and shame.
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