A former WWE wrestler has come out as a trans woman this week in a shock for an industry that is very much geared around machismo.
As with most wrestlers, Tyler Reks was a stage name and her real name is now Gabbi Tuft (formerly Gabe), taking the step to live as a woman permanently and transition last year.
She gave a really touching and very candid interview with her wife Priscilla that you can watch here. They have been together since for 23 years, she was 18, and their deep connection and her support is incredibly moving.
With such high profile members of American society identifying as LGBTQ+ recently such as Elliot Page and JoHo Siwa, it certainly sends a message to people young and old that it’s ok to be who you are publicly and not hide your authentic self.