Quebec hockey goaltender Charline Labonte comes out as lesbian

Canadian hockey goaltender Charline Labonte has publicly come out of the closet.

The 31-year-old Labonte, originally from Greenfield Park, Quebec, and now Montreal-based, was a member of Canada's gold-medal winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Olympics. She wrote an article in Outsports published on June 11 in both English and French.

She talks about how Russia's antigay legislation made her feel afraid and conflicted, and left her with a "bitter taste".

She says she is now proud of who she is, and she has a girlfriend, Canadian Olympic speedskater Anastasia Bucsis.

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JBL
So she's gay. Who cares? It's nobodies business but their own so why the need to make an announcement?

Now a REAL shocker would be Richard Simmons announcing he's straight :P
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big deal. all female hockey goaltenders are lesbian.
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Grinder
Imagine if she came out as a giraffe. now that would be news worthy.
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Craig Takeuchi
If it's not such a big deal and common knowledge, why is it such a struggle for them to come out? And why aren't more of them out?
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Claude Brillon
Bonjour Charline
Je respecte ta décision et bravo
Va écouté la chanson de Bon Jovi : It's my Life
Je crois que tu va aimer
Bonne vie et prends soin de toi et ta copine
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to come out (of the closet)
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