Josh Velasquez and Axel Reed are two swimmers in college who each had a secret -- they were gay. Through their close bond, the two friends came out to each other and have become each other's rock. They write about the importance of friendship when coming out. "Swimmers have a special connection, and that was the reason we clicked," they write in a co-bylined essay on Outsports.
We talk with Josh and Axel about their journies and what it means to have a best friend with whom who can share your most intimate thoughts.
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