Jan 28, 2021
Raising the Bar w/ Danell Leyva
Play • 37 min

Danell Leyva has become accustomed to being judged by people. He’s a professional gymnast who has waited in front of large crowds waiting for the numbers to be called assessing his performance. He has literally dealt with judges his entire life. But facing the judgement of coming out is a different story. 

He stood in the spotlight of being an out professional athlete and confronted the stereotypes people fit you into for being a part of the LGBTQ+ community. But Danell overcame all of that on his journey to a new beginning.

Be sure to follow Danell on IG!

Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety.

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Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Sebastian Alcala

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*This podcast is not affiliated with Pride Media.

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