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Professional Male Poker Player Comes Out | Care2 Causes: Professional poker player Jason Somerville, winner of t...

Professional Male Poker Player Comes Out | Care2 Causes: Professional poker player Jason Somerville, winner of t...

Professional poker player Jason Somerville, winner of the 2011 No-Limit, Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker, chose Valentine’s Day on Tuesday to officially come out. Saying that the shut down of online poker forced him to focus on the “real-life things” that he’d been able to sideline for so long, Somerville wrote in a long and detailed piece on his own blog how he had for a long time been aware of his sexuality and how he is now happy to be open about who he is in his professional life. Via Somerville’s blog (h/t to Towleroad ): I’ve struggled with how to discuss this, with how to balance my desire for privacy with the fact that I do want to be myself publicly — and the fact that I think it’s overdue for a guy to be open about it in poker. I’m no Daniel Negreanu, the royalty of real talk, but I do pride myself on saying what I think and simply being who I am; but ...

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