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Ryan O’Callaghan’s journey as a gay man in the NFL

Ryan O' Callaghan explaining his struggles with his sexuality. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Karina Cope

October 14, 2019

For star football player Ryan O’Callaghan, growing up was hard. Raised in a conservative environment, strong beliefs were instilled in him early.O’Callaghan kept a deep secret for 34 years. He felt trapped, but escape was never an option—until about two years ago when he decided it was ti...

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