"We are all equal and we are all the same": Kasatkina shares importance of Pride Month after coming out last year

Thursday, 01 June 2023 at 20:30
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Daria Kasatkina shared her thoughts on pride month which began on June 1st explaining that it's important to show a message of equality because people are people.
The Russian came out as part of the LGBTQ+ community last year publicly announcing a relationship with a woman from Russia. It was viewed as a very brave thing considering the very anti-LGBTQ+ atmosphere prevalent in her home country with the some applauded by some back home in Russia. There were plenty of those that denounced her as well with some very harsh words used.

Representation matters

Talking to Eurosports, Kasatkina shared her thoughts on pride month referencing the tough situation for LGBTQ+ people back home as well as the importance of representation:
"I'm not used to it because I'm from somewhere where it's not...you know...not a very nice thing so in Europe I feel like it's something bigger. I think it's important to let people know we're all equal and we're all the same. There is no difference, we're all people so I think it's very important. I'm not sure I'll participate but I'm going to support from my hotel room and the tennis court but I think it's very nice and very important."

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