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Olympic figure skater comes out with a very public kiss

2016-06-09
Spanish Olympic figure skater Javier Raya has come out as gay with a very public display of affection. The 25-year-old athlete, who is the 2011 Spanish national senior champion and competed at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, took to Instagram to come out to sharing a photo of him kissing his boyfriend, Gay Star News reports. Alongside the photo, Raya wrote: "Many of you know, others can imagine by the pictures and others will be surprised, but I have to say that right now I feel like the luckiest person in the world! Thank you @nicholsondrew".
While Raya's post is the first time the sportsman has publicly acknowledged his sexuality himself, his relationship has been well-documented on his boyfriend's own Instagram page.
❤️ A photo posted by Andrew Alan Nicholson (@nicholsondrew) on

Happiness

A photo posted by Javier Raya (@skateraya) on

Hello from the other side By the time u see this u must have arrived A photo posted by Javier Raya (@skateraya) on
Raya is the second high profile Spanish sportsman to come out in recent weeks, after a member of the Spanish water polo team came out ahead of the Rio Olympics in May. Meanwhile, Spain's first openly gay football referee was recently quit the game after suffering repeated homophobic abuse from fans and players alike - click here to find out more. More stories: John Barrowman accidentally reveals husband Scott naked AGAIN on Snapchat How often do gay men watch porn – and for how long?