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Fujikawa 1st openly gay male pro golfer

AFPTadd Fujikawa, the youngest American to make the cut in a U.S. PGA Tour event, became the first openly gay male professional golfer, making the revelation in an Instagram post.

The 27-year-old from Honolulu said he had been pondering about going public for some time before telling the world he is gay.

“I thought that I didn’t need to come out because it doesn’t matter if anyone knows,” Fujikawa wrote. “But I remember how much other’s stories have helped me in my darkest times to have hope. I spent way too long pretending, hiding, and hating who I was.”

Fujikawa has competed in 17 US PGA events, the most recent of them last year as a Sony Open qualifier.

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