Angela Merkel: Gays, come out, come out, wherever you are!
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday became the latest high-profile figure to tell gay footballers they should have no fear of revealing their homosexuality.
“I am of the opinion that anyone who sums up the strength and bravery – and we have a long tradition of this behind us in politics – should know that they live in a country where they have nothing to fear,” said Merkel at a forum in Berlin to discuss integration in sport.
“The fact that there are still fears for some people for their own situation means we need to send out a clear message: you must not be afraid.”
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