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“I feel freer”: Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina on coming out as gay

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Russia’s highest-ranked female tennis player Daria Kasatkina has stated that she took “the right step” in deciding to come out as gay.

The 25-year-old bravely came out in July and shared that she is dating Russian Olympic figure skater Natalia Zabiiako. “Living in the closet is impossible,” the star told blogger Vitya Kravchenko. “I believe it is important that influential people from sports, or any other sphere really, speak about it,” she continued. “It is important for young people who have a hard time with society and need support.” Kasatkina also spoke out against attitudes in Russia. “So many subjects are taboo in Russia,” she explained. “This notion of someone wanting to be gay or becoming [gay] is ridiculous.

I think there is nothing easier in this world than being straight.” “Seriously, if there is a choice, no one would choose being gay.

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