Levi Davis speaks out on being first openly bisexual pro rugby player
Ealing Trailfinders winger Levi Davis has spoken out for the first time about his decision to tell the world that he is bisexual.
The 22-year-old star winger spoke to the Daily Mail last weekend, revealing that he had told his former Bath teammates about this in a hastily written group message.
In a message he sent to his teammates in April, Levi told his teammates this…
‘Hi guys. I just want to tell you something that’s been eating away at me for four years now,’ he had written. ‘I want to be open and honest with you boys, as friends and team-mates. I’m bisexual. It’s something I have known since I was 18.’
Massive respect to Levi Davis, hopefully paving the way for others too 👏🏼👏🏼
— Chlo (@CymroChloe) September 13, 2020
Since the announcement, he has now decided to speak to Ugo Monye on BT Sport about his revelation.
In his exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Levi Davis spoke about how he had kept it secret since he was 18, but he could no longer keep it a secret.
‘I had hidden it well but I couldn’t keep it secret any longer. I had to tell them, all of them, not just a few. I didn’t want it to turn into Chinese whispers,’ he says. ‘So, on the spur of the moment, I put it on our WhatsApp group.’
The winger, who recently joined Championship side Ealing Trailfinders, spoke openly about how he has struggled to identify with himself recently.
‘I realise, though, that I am a bit niche and difficult to categorise: a black, bisexual, privately educated rugby professional. Even black people who hear me on the phone sometimes say, “You don’t sound black, you sound white.” ’
Here is Levi Davis speaking about being bisexual with Ugo Monye.
It is an incredibly powerful video!
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His journey in life and courage to be true to himself is simply incredible.
Give this a listen and be inspired ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XVwZBG3eYg
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