12/16/2014 12:13 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay W. Virginia High School Soccer Player Comes Out By Dancing With Homecoming King

Andrew Martin

It was something I thought I'd never do -- dance a slow dance with the homecoming king at his high school.

I am an 18-year-old senior all-state high school soccer goalie for Musselman High School in West Virginia. I also have been on the school's football, tennis and swim teams. And I am openly gay. Growing up in rural West Virginia, it's not the easiest place to be a gay teenager and it took me a long time to come out to myself and others.

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