For the Coming-out, he sacrificed his career

He wanted to make it as Curdin Orlik. Furthermore, top sports, but in the head finally be free. In front of the other no longer repress and hide what he is, how

For the Coming-out, he sacrificed his career

He wanted to make it as Curdin Orlik. Furthermore, top sports, but in the head finally be free. In front of the other no longer repress and hide what he is, how he feels. But just as he is.

Orlik has outed himself as the first active top athletes in the Switzerland. Janne Puhakka had wanted to be the first professional hockey player in Finland who speaks openly and publicly about his love to men.

In February, Puhakka was 25 years old. He studied at the University, worked for the sports equipment manufacturer Amer Sports. His best years as a professional hockey player before would be available to him. However, Puhakka no longer plays. He has finished his career so that he can finally speak openly about his homosexuality. "I wanted to come out of the closet earlier, but I couldn't," says Puhakka. "Because I was blocked mentally, afraid of the reactions and the likelihood of that Coming out for my future as a professional hockey player for some of the doors would have closed."

"After that, there was never a word about it"

gay Outings in the men's sports are still an exception. And the least of all dare to speak during the active time publicly about how the recently of the transducer Orlik has done – or half a year ago, the Danish football goalkeeper Jon Lee-Olsen. According to Olsen's Outing, the Bild-Zeitung ran the headline: "HE is the only openly gay hockey player." And created alone with two consecutive capital letters in a pillory.

Even with the immense tragedy of the fate of Peter Karlssons is connected to: The Swedish professional hockey player came out as gay during his active time, and was stabbed to death in 1995 as a 29-Year-old in Västeras of a homophobic perpetrators.

ice hockey as football and Wings with a more pronounced men's sports. Puhakka says, in Sport generally and in football specifically lacked the experience in dealing with the Situation, to have a gay teammate – because almost no-one admits openly to his homosexuality. "As one of the few I have told our Captain in Espoo. He said that he was pleased for me. After that, there was no word about it. What for me was absolutely okay. But still, we are far from that, each player can be in the wardrobe he himself."

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Merci pour tout!

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Puhakka went through in his native Espoo, all of the Junior levels. He played for the Club in the highest Finnish League, contested two seasons in canadian Junior hockey, a year in France at the Gap. Then the show was. Because he feared that with each subsequent year as a professional would prolong his Silence. "I would have outed me, would have been the continuation of the career, for example, in the North of Europe is conceivable," says Puhakka. "But what if I would have been later irritated the Russian League: do you Think that would have been there for me, easy?" He was not a superior player. "Perhaps the Tick of Conviction, to claim me as a gay professional, I was missing also." So he closed the doors himself.

Puhakka wants to encourage with its history, others to speak openly about their homosexuality, without sacrificing their fitness goals. And maybe a hockey player, "which is in the same Situation to contact him, as I was".

Four months after Puhakkas Outing has reported none.

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Created: 10.03.2020, 05:58 PM

Updated Date: 10 March 2020, 16:04

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