Mel Reid on why she hopes her coming out story will inspire others

Coming out publicly wasn’t an easy decision for Mel Reid, because she wasn’t sure how people were going to react. But she did because she wanted to be honest about herself and who she was. And, hopefully, to inspire others to do the same.

“That was my of giving back to the game of golf,” she told Claude Harmon III during her guest appearance on CHIII’s new podcast, which you can subscribe to right here. “It was me saying: ‘hey, this is me. I’m trying to be the best version of myself and so should you.”

Reid went onto explain, which you can watch for yourself above, that it wasn’t about seizing the spotlight for herself, but rather underline a simple truth.

“I just wanted to express to be who you are. The world would be a better place if you are,” she said.

“Hopefully it’s inspired a few people and educated a few people.”

Listen to the full first episode below: