Pro Skateboarder Brian Anderson Comes Out

NEW YORK (CBS SF/AP) – Professional skateboarder Brian Anderson has publicly come out as gay.

NEW YORK - JUNE 05:  Brian Anderson competes at the Maloof Money Cup on June 5, 2010 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Brian Anderson (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The 40-year-old Anderson tells Vice Sports he once was terrified that someone in the skateboarding community would discover his sexuality.

He says he’s coming out publicly in part to give hope to younger people dealing with the struggles he went through. He says it’s helpful for them to hear what he went through and to know how everything got better for him.

Anderson was named skater of the year by Thrasher Magazine in 1999. He has won several high-profile skateboarding competitions.


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