Late last month, NFL veteran, Ryan Russell, came out as bisexual. The former Dallas Cowboy and Tampa Bay Buccaneer told CNN, “Once I finally felt ready to come out and felt ready to express who I was, I just felt a weight lifted. I became a better brother. I became a better son. I believe I’ll be a better teammate.”
Russell’s coming out is important to many in the bisexual community — a demographic up against erasure, hypersexualization, misrepresentation, misunderstanding and, of course, biphobia.