Insanity developer Shaun T made headlines last October when he married his longtime boyfriend Scott Blokker. The two have remained fairly private about their personal life until recently.
— Shaun T (@shauntfitness) June 16, 2013
A relatively unknown Blokker took over Shaun’s personal blog and opened up for the first time in detail about who he is. Check out an excerpt below:
Being a gay professional athlete was even harder—almost tumultuous. DON’T WORRY, I’m not gonna get up on a soap box and preach to you about gays, gayness, or politics—my goal here is to simply talk about acceptance. All I ever wanted was to be accepted for who I was, and because I didn’t see any “normal” gay people, I thought gay was bad.
Think about this: what if having blue eyes was freakish…or having blond hair was considered abnormal…or having a second toe longer than your big toe was wrong. How would you handle it?
It wasn’t until I met Shaun and his amazing self that I learned that being gay was amazing, because I was being ME…a genuine ME! There is such joy in not having to pretend to be something else! It frees my brain and allows it to enjoy all of the wonderful sights, sounds, and smells that life has to offer—and it’s these very differences that I learned make me special!
For the first time in my life, I accept who I am.
For the first time in my life, I accept who I am. It’s an AMAZEBALLS feeling accepting who you are! It’s scary but exhilarating! Some days, I regress and try to make everyone think I have no faults, but when I wake up from that haze and realize what I have been doing, I fix it.
You can read the full entry here.
Aren’t they just adorable?