We spoke to Keegan Hirst about his experiences of being involved in sport and the reactions of others when he came out as gay.
In this video, Keegan offers advice to young people on dealing with pressures within sport.
He also has a message for sports clubs on what support they can offer to young people within their club.
for resources and advice on protecting LGBT young people, see our topic page on LGBT young people in sport
Support for young people
Many young lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people have difficult experiences when they reveal their sexual orientation or identity, but there is support available – visit Childline's sexual identity pages to find out more.