Out100: Gus Johnston
By Out.com Editors
Photography by M. Sharkey
Late last year, Johnston sat in front of a camera, looked it directly in the eye, and said, “The longer I played sport and the more I hid from who I was, the more difficult it became to tell teammates and tell people around me the truth about myself… I’m a writer, art director, filmmaker, and a hockey goalkeeper, and I’m also a gay man.” Poignant and honest, the Australian field hockey goalie created one of the most complex, truthful assessments of homophobia in sports and the potential to overcome it.
Photographed at Bathhouse Studios in New York City on September 10, 2012