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'Out' assists gay surfers in quest for acceptance

By Mike Gordon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 08, 2014

~~<p>Surfing is often celebrated as a bastion for free spirits and self-expression. But ask former pro surfer Cori Schumacher about that and the story she tells will break your heart.</p>
<p>Schumacher is a talented surfer who won the Women's World Longboard championship three times. To compete as a professional required a hefty commitment of time and focus, but whenever Schumacher paddled out, she had to work even harder to hide the secret she kept.</p>
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Surfing is often celebrated as a bastion for free spirits and self-expression. But ask former pro surfer Cori Schumacher about that and the story she tells will break your heart.

Schumacher is a talented surfer who won the Women's World Longboard championship three times. To compete as a professional required a hefty commitment of time and focus, but whenever Schumacher paddled out, she had to work even harder to hide the secret she kept. Login for more...



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