Daria Kasatkina: Russian tennis player admitted that she was gay

Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina has announced that she is a lesbian and has a partner.
Kasatkina is the best chess player in Russia and the 12th racket of the world.
In a video interview with Russian blogger Vitya Kravchenko, she also criticized the fact that there are so many “taboo topics” in Russia.
“Living in peace with yourself is the only thing that matters, fuck everyone else,” Kasatkina said.

“For young people who face problems in public, it is very important that athletes or other famous people talk about it,” she said.

The 25-year-old, who has won four WTA titles, praised Russian soccer player Nadezhda Karpova for opening the door after becoming the first Russian athlete to compete in June.
At the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, there was a move towards greater openness, Kasatkina said, but it faltered as Russia closed ranks after invading Ukraine.
“The road has been blocked. Road works,” said Kasatkina.
Same-sex relationships are generally frowned upon in Russia.
Russian politicians have proposed extending the ban on the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relations to minors and adults.
Russia’s existing “gay propaganda” law, passed in 2013, has been used to stop gay parade marches and detain gay rights activists.

Authorities say they are protecting morality in the face of what they see as non-Russian liberal values ​​promoted by the West, but human rights activists say the law is widely used to intimidate Russia’s LGBT community.