By Michael Granberry.
After coming out following a 14 month battle with illness, Wright dominates the surf representing the LGBTQ community. Tyler Wright picked a perfect time to debut her new jersey featuring the Progress Pride flag. And her new and very public declaration of Pride coincided with Wright earning her first Championship Tour victory of the season after defeating Carissa Moore in the Final on Sunday.
A post shared by Tyler Wright tylerwright. This was a major step in a long and arduous journey for Wright, both in coming to terms with her sexuality and in working her way back to competitive shape. Following a battle with Influenza A inWright developed post-viral syndrome and was confined to bed for almost 14 months.
It was a really hard time, and I had a lot of things stripped away from me. I had to sit with who I was and then think about the person I was presenting to the world. I felt like there was a bit of a disconnection between that.
Through her relationship with former partner Alex Lynn, Wright gradually began to open up and live more honestly with her family before coming out publicly last year. For their part, the WSL has publicly declared its support for Wright and her efforts:.
Reddit Pocket Flipboard. Tyler Wright rides the waves at the Maui Pro. This year, she did the same—but with a Pride jersey.
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