Photo Gallery: The Strain of Being Gay in the Bundesliga
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Photo Gallery: The Strain of Being Gay in the Bundesliga

Gay Players in The Closet Coming Out Remains Taboo in German Football

Germany's foreign minister is gay and so is the mayor of Berlin, but gay players in the Bundesliga top football league remain firmly in the closet. Last week one of them spoke out -- anonymously -- about the strain of denying his identity for fear of hurting his career. Chancellor Angela Merkel says athletes shouldn't be afraid to come out. But the obstacles are high.
Von Zeke Turner