victor gutierrez, coming out, lgbtq, gay, olympics, rio
victor gutierrez, coming out, lgbtq, gay, olympics, rio

PHOTOS: 16 Reasons To Love The Spanish Olympian Who Just Came Out!

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Why we’re covering this: LGBTQ representation in sports is a big issue — and, well, we’d be lying if we didn’t say we wanted to show some photos of a hot guy. But mostly the representation thing.

There’s a new out athlete heading to the Olympics! Victor Gutiérrez, member of the Spanish water polo team, has come out of the closet. In an interview with the Spanish-language magazine Shangay, he said that while his family and friends already knew, it was the recent homophobic attacks in Madrid that made him decide to come out publically.

One of the biggest ways to fight homophobia is to be out and proud, so we tip our swimming caps to Victor!

#Madrid #Waterpolo #RealCanoe #9

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En nada estará a la venta el calendario que hemos hecho las chicas del Moscardó y los chicos de Canoe!

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Asi se pasa la tarde libre en el CAR de Barcelona… ✏️📚📖 #waterpolo #barcelona

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#Waterpolo

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#Waterpolo #Madrid #RealCanoe #9

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"No permitas que nadie camine con los pies sucios en tu conciencia limpia" #Waterpolo #Madrid

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La vida que nos merecemos 😎 #Málaga #fatal #summer

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La mala vida ☀️ #Madrid #vividores #fatal

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🍻 Por los que llegan para quedarse! #Madrid #familia #amigos #ConectandoLosPuntos

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#9 💪 #Waterpolo

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De vacaciones se está FATAL 😂 #EscribaAquíSuAtipada #fatal #muymal

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Una de las chulísimas fotos del reportaje que me hizo el gran @nacho_h2o para #Turbo #Waterpolo #Madrid #H2Opolo

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Para ti, una tontería. Para mi, toda una vida. #Waterpolo #Madrid #ConectandoLosPuntos #9

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(Featured image via Victor Gutiérrez’ Instagram)