Sweet interview with a pro skateboarder who’s openly gay …

Hi, friends and readers:

A skater who follows this blog just sent me a link to an interesting interview with pro skater Tim Von Werne, in Heckler, an online magazine. Von Werne’s openly gay and makes no apologies about it.

The Von Werne interview is conducted by Isac Walter, who seems like a pretty cool guy himself. Here’s my favorite comment in the article:

Look around closely, in the United States alone, there are an estimated 6.2 million skaters- almost half (3 Million) live in the state of California. Do you honestly think that Tim is the only skateboarder who is gay? Don’t miss out on life by closing your mind.

Even if you are not a skater, I think you’ll enjoy reading this interview. Walter asks Von Werne a lot of pithy questions about what it’s like to be gay, to come out in the skateboarding subculture and so forth. Von Werne’s remarks are not the last bit evasive; he tells it like it is. And he’s got a good sense of humor as well.

Here’s the link: http://www.heckler.com/articles/heckler_39/html/von_werne.html

Again, have a nice Wednesday, all.

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