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Pro hockey player Zach Sullivan’s coming out tweet: “I realize that I have a unique opportunity to do some good”

This is a beautiful, powerful thing.

Congratulations to Manchester Storm’s Zach Sullivan who is believed to be the first professional ice hockey player to come out as bisexual.

A club spokesperson described the 25 year old as “a role model for so many people, young and old.”

In his statement on Twitter, Sullivan shared that he had “battled with mental health problems” but made the decision to go public “with the support, understanding and acceptance” of his family, friends and teammates.

“I’m not doing this in the hope of any publicity,” he wrote. “I’ve always been a very private guy, but I realize that I have a unique opportunity to do some good,” he said. “If I can be open and honest about my sexuality, then hopefully that will give other hockey players around the country the same confidence to do the same.”

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