Shawn Barber has come out via post on his Facebook account this week, and we’re proud to accept this world champion athlete to our growing list of openly gay celebrities.
The 22 year-old Canadian track and field athlete specialises in the pole vault for which he is the current reigning world champion having won the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing.
The attractive athlete hold a number of records, and championships including two gold medals and has now become one of the highest-profile and most successful current openly gay athletes anywhere in the world – we hope his recent revelation regarding his sexuality will help other gay men choose to prosper in sport.
On his Facebook account he simply uploaded a post that read:
“Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My parents are my greatest support and have helped me through a lot recently. To my friends, you are always my friends and i love you too!”