I'm coming out about my homosexuality because I want to move the discussion about homosexuality among professional sportspeople forwards.
I've never been ashamed of the way I am.
Just picture 20 men sat around a table together drinking - you've just got to let the majority be, just as long as the jokes are halfway funny and the talk about homosexuality doesn't get too insulting.
In England, Germany or Italy, homosexuality is not taken seriously as an issue, at least not in the dressing room.
Former West Ham, Aston Villa and Germany international midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has announced he is gay. The 31-year-old, who ended his playing career in September due to persistent injuries, told Germany's Die Zeit newspaper that now was "a good time" for him to reveal his true sexuality.