Though it’s his first time speaking publicly about it, Davis said he told his former teammates on a WhatsApp conversation, writing: “Hi guys. I just want to tell you something that’s been eating away at me for four years now. I want to be open and honest with you boys, as friends and team-mates. I’m bisexual. It’s something I have known since I was 18.”
He then joked: “None of you lot are on my radar… so it’s OK.”
David said the response was super supportive: “And then they began talking the piss in a good-natured way, which I was relieved about. If they had been too tender-hearted, I would have been worried. I’m still a rugby player, after all!”
“Hiding who you are can kill you – and has killed people,” Davis added. “I don’t know yet where I am going, but by talking today I can walk hand-in-hand with whoever I want and it won’t matter any more because it’s out there. I realize, though, that I am a bit niche and difficult to categorize: a black, bisexual, privately educated rugby professional.”
Davis and his rugby buds on X Factor: Celebrity.