Danish Pro handball player, Jacob Bjørn Hessellund has come out as gay.

In a post to Instagram on May 24, Hessellund, 30, who plays for Danish handball team, Lemvig-Thyborøn Håndbold, shared the news. 

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Translated it reads, “Something has been filling my mind for a long time. Something I need to share. I want to stand out and to an even greater extent be myself – and thus open up about my sexuality. I will in all probability not end up with a sweet girl, but a wonderful man.”

‘Not A Big Deal’

He went on to write, “For me, it is not a ‘big deal’ who you love and are in love with. The most important thing in life is to be happy and to be able to be yourself.

“Fortunately, I now have the courage and willingness to take this step – with invaluable support from family, friends, teammates.”

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He concludes his post, writing, “sport must be for all of us. You and me. And I’m really still just me.”

Hessellund is the second pro handball player to come out this year. 

In April, Norwegian Pro handball player, Ola Hoftun Lillelien came out as gay.

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