Tegan Nox sat down with Newsweek to discuss her decision to come out online as a lesbian, and the reception she received from followers.
Nox, who had an incredible showing in a match for the NXT Women’s Championship last night versus Io Shirai, came out as a lesbian last week on Instagram, and told Newsweek how she’s felt since her announcement.
“My life has always been a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ situation, but I felt like it was the right time, especially when you’ve found the right one you’re in love with. It was the right time to do that.
The reaction has been great. There are a few people who obviously don’t agree with that, but 99 percent of the reactions have been positive. I’ve got texts coming through from so many colleagues and friends. It was nice. It’s great to see that there are so many nice people in the world.”
Newsweek asked Tegan Nox if there has been any dialogue between herself and fellow Superstar Sonya Deville—another Superstar who has gone public as a lesbian.
“I actually talked to Sonya before I even did this. She was a big, big help. She gave me her phone number and told me to text her if I needed anything. So we keep in contact quite a lot about it. She’s a massive help with the fans, because my family knew but my fans didn’t. So she helped me bring it out to the public.”
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