Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Comes Out: 'I'm Comfortable Saying I'm a Gay Man'

July 13, 2014 5:41 PM

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Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Comes Out: 'I'm Comfortable Saying I'm a Gay Man'

The 31-year-old Australian Olympian opened up about his sexuality during an interview with Channel 10‘s Michael Parkinson (via AP).

“I’ve thought about this for a long time. I’m not straight,” Ian said. “And this is only something that very recently — we’re talking in the past two weeks — I’ve been comfortable telling the closest people around me exactly that.”

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