A League of Their Own, Maybelle Blair has publically come out at 95 years of age.A TV adaptation of the sporting comedy has been in production since last year, with an emphasis on the queer history of the All-American Girl Baseball League (AAGBL).Maybelle Blair was joined alongside show producers for a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.

She praised the increased level of LGBTQ+ representation before publicly coming out to the audience.“I think it’s a great opportunity for these young girl ball players to come to realise that they’re not alone, and you don’t have to hide,” she told the crowd. “I hid for 75, 85 years, and this is actually basically the first time I’ve ever come out.”Speaking from experience, Blair spoke of the isolation she felt growing up as a young lesbian in 1950s America; “I thought, oh my gosh, Maybelle, what’s wrong with you?

Because I had a crush on this girl in high school and finally, we sort of had a little thing you know how you do.”For the majority of her life, sports legend 95-year old @AAGPBL player, Maybelle Blair felt like she had to hide her authentic self.