After the outing of NBA center Jason Collins in April 2013, to my surprise one of my former players I was coaching a while ago also outed himself the other week. It was surprising to me because I never perceived him as being gay since he was always very much liked by the girls coming to our home games and cheering for us.
Teens and tweens are different these days. If you happen to be a parent, you probably already know this. However, what may be surprising to you is just how much kids today know about themselves even at an early age, while at the same still struggling to discover who they are as a complete person.