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Cricketer Steven Davies: "I'm Gay"

Cricketer Steven Davies: "I'm Gay"

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Fellow teammates and coaches are rallying around Steven Davies, who over the weekend became the first active professional cricketer to announce he's gay.

Davies, a wicketkeeper-batsman with the county Surrey, made the announcement in The Daily Telegraph.

"I'm comfortable with who I am -- and happy to say who I am in public," England's cricket star told The Telegraph.

Davies says he first came out to team director Andy Flowers, who was extremely supportive.

"He supported me 100%, him and (captain) Andrew Strauss. It was the right thing to do as I felt I couldn't live like this any more."

Davies made his England debut in 2009 after first appearing for Worcestershire at the age of 18. He also credited out rugby star Gareth Thomas with helping him to come out.

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