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Olympic Medal-Winning Boxer Irma Testa Comes Out

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Vanity Fair Italia. “And for many homosexuality is still an imperfection. Many athletes stay silent and hide away for fear of damaging their image.

For me, too, it was like that up to a few months ago.”For Testa, winning her medal in the Olympics was life-changing, because not only did she successfully represent her country and talent, but it gave her the confidence to finally come out. “But that Tokyo medal has become my shield: Now that Irma the athlete is secure, Irma the woman can be sincere,” she said.As for how she identifies, Testa says she’s not interested in giving herself a label anytime soon. “I’m not saying I’m a lesbian because there can also be a man in my future.

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