Jay Forster: “If someone sees hatred, then that’s going to affect them. If someone sees me being out and proud, that will affect them too.”

Whenever Olympic Games come around, sports that struggle to get much attention are suddenly thrust into a new spotlight, opening up the chance that the next generation will be inspired to take them up That was certainly the case for Jay Forster watching the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 from afar. Ice hockey is now …

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Zach Sullivan: “I just needed someone to tell me there was nothing wrong with it.”

In January, professional ice hockey player Zach Sullivan made headlined when he became the first UK player to come out. Since then his life has been a whirlwind of media interest off the ice, which has been quite the adjustment for someone who used to hate doing interviews. Here he talks about coming out in the public eye, what he hoped to achieve by going public and how struggling with his sexuality affected him for over a decade.