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WWE pro wrestler Finn Balor praised for LGBT inclusion

The event saw the debut of WWE's first lesbian wrestler

2018-04-10

WWE wrestler Finn Balor has been praised for promoting a message of LGBT inclusion.

The Irish wrestler - whose real name is Fergal Devitt - entered the ring at Wrestlemania Sunday in New Orleans surrounded by members of the LGBT+ community donning his rainbow-coloured T-shirts.

After the event - which also saw the debut of out lesbian wrestler Sonya Deville - Balor tweeted: "Imagine all the people living in peace... BalorClub fOreVERyone [sic]ย"

 

Part of the proceeds from the sale of his rainbow shirt will be given to the LGBT charity GLAAD - which fights for positive images of the community in the media.

Now, openly bisexual pro wrestler Anthony Bowens, has praised Balor and said how "glad"ย he was that it was done at the biggest show of the year.

He told OutSports.com: "I'm glad Finn decided to use that platform and Wrestlemania - the biggest show of the year - to express his support for the community and the solidarity of everyone in general.

"He is trying to convey a message of equality and acceptance no matter what your race, sexuality, religion, etc."ย

Deville - who is WWE's first lesbian wrestler - also took to Twitter to reveal she is supporting her community while wearing rainbow gear and rainbow braids.

She said: "I'm wearing rainbow gear, a rainbow robe and I got rainbow braids in my hair.

"Tonight, LGBT community, I'm representing y'all [sic]"