Edmonton Eskimos center Alexander Krausnick discusses being raised by a lesbian couple.

The 24-year-old Krausnick told the Edmonton Sun that he and his twin brother Jon were raised in a two-mom family.

“My mother, Charlynn, is gay. I never knew my father. They had a relationship. He didn't want to stick around. I grew up with my identical twin Jon,” the professional football player said.

“Barb Krausnick-Groh became my second mom. They got married and the whole process. She'd been in our lives since we were about four.”

Krausnick said that he grew up playing “a ton of different sports,” including rugby, curling, basketball, soccer and baseball.

“A lot of people also assume, since you grow up in a gay marriage, you're not going to feel or experience the same things as other kids. I grew up with two mothers and more involved in sports [than] most people think. And I never took dance lessons.”

Krausnick, who married his wife Kaitlyn in January, said that he was teased growing up that he would turn out to be gay.

Krausnick's parents split after he and his brother left home.

“Everybody should be able to live their own life. I live my life. I don't judge anybody else. A lot of gay people are still afraid to come out of the closet,” he said. “I don't think they should be.”

“Canada is one of the best countries in the world for equal rights. We were one of the first nations to allow gay marriage. I'm pretty proud of being Canadian.”