In an Instagram post today, BMX pro Corey Walsh came out as gay.
Corey’s coming out story began in January 2020 when he told a childhood friend, but he said in his Instagram post that if someone had told him a year ago that he would come out to the world today, he wouldn’t believe it. A piece written by Kris Fox on Dig BMX
recounts the next several months as Corey unflinchingly shared his 20-year secret in a “rhinoceros stampede of reality.”
Corey is one of the first high-profile male cyclists of any discipline to come out as gay, joining pro road racers Graeme Obree and Justin Laevens and fellow BMXer Matt Beringer as one of the very few LGBT men in the bike world.
Congratulations from Pinkbike, Corey. We look forward to a future in which people are free to be themselves. By coming out, you are helping to create that future.