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Soccer star Jake Daniels’ coming out inspired legions of fans—and earned royal praise

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A post shared by Official Jake Daniels (@officialjakedaniels)This profile is part of Queerty’s 2022 Out For Good series, recognizing public figures who’ve had the courage to come out and make a difference in the past year, in celebration of National Coming Out Day on October 11.Name: Jake Daniels, 17Bio: When English soccer player Jake Daniels decided to come out at the start of his professional career, it deservedly made headlines around the world.

Daniels was born in 2005 in Bispham, near Blackpool, northern England. He showed promise as a soccer player as a child. He was snapped up for the under-18s squad of the EDFL-Championship side, Blackpool FC, in 2020 then went on to be the youth team player of the season for 2020–21.

In February, he signed a professional contract with the club. A post shared by Official Jake Daniels (@officialjakedaniels)Coming out: Daniels decided to come out publicly just three months after signing his contract.

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