Tadd Fujikawa, 27, is the first professional male golfer to come out as gay.
According to Outsports, Fujikawa said he came out because the stories of so many other LGBTQ athletes coming out before him helped to inspire him, and he wants to do the same for others.
In part, he posted on social media, "I don't want this to be focused on me. I just want to spread love and acceptance to others who are in a similar situation. If anyone out there is struggling, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. YOU ARE LOVED AND YOU ARE ENOUGH…AS IS, EXACTLY AS YOU ARE!"
He told Outsports, "The love and support have been overwhelming. I'm so glad that I came out. I can finally be the best version of me."
The Outsports article is at www.outsports.com/2018/9/12/17847740/gay-golf-tadd-fujikawa-athlete-come-out .