VIDEO: College Lacrosse Player Shares Her Coming Out Story

| July 21, 2017

Outsports Jim Buzinski shares the story of the McDaniel College women’s lacrosse player who came out to her team by playing Hangman.

“It was during a rain delay at practice for the McDaniel College women’s lacrosse team that Lindsey Farrell decided to come out to her teammates as gay,” Buzinski reports.

“We were playing Hangman, and my one teammate who’s a captain knew that I was gay, because she’s my best friend and I told her prior,” Farrell says in a film by Mark Dragon, a Towson State film student who was high school classmates with her. “And she was like, ‘Lindsey, come out to the coaches and team in Hangman.’

“I said, no, I’m not doing that, it’s so weird. It so awkward, and she said ‘Lindsey, just do it.’

“So I drew a little hangman symbol and I drew put blank spaces to say C-O-A-C-H-I’-M-G-A-Y. … It was so easy to write [gay] because that’s who I am.”

For a second, everyone looked at Farrell and then she saw “tears were coming out of 17 of my best friends’ eyes.”



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