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New Documentary to Tell Story of Greg Louganis, America's Great Gay Olympic Diving Champion: VIDEO

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Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis has given his blessing to a documentary by Cheryl Furjanic and Will Sweeney, which tells the story of Louganis's unforgettable and inspiring diving victory at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, his subsequent coming out and disclosure that he was living with HIV, and his ongoing activism and return to the pool.

Check out the excellent trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

Furjanic and Sweeney are looking for funds on Kickstarter to complete the project. Visit their page HERE.

And Outsports has a list of 21 out gay and lesbian Olympians at this year's games.

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  1. I hope they are able to pull this together. I was on swim/dive teams my entire youth—watching Greg Louganis in the olympics and his coming out made a HUGE impact on my life. I've always been inspired by his bravery and his story really helped me accept myself as a gay man. He is one of my Heroes.

    Posted by: Wyane | Jul 27, 2012 1:49:51 PM


  2. I absolutely love Greg! Some of my fondest childhood memories were performing on the diving team of my local pool and I remember how unbelievably excited I was seeing him perform in Seoul.

    Greg, you are a winner, a hero, a role model and an amazing man! WE love you!

    Posted by: Xavi | Jul 27, 2012 4:04:34 PM


  3. He is a class act.

    Greg Louganis Advice For Small Town LGBTs
    http://youtu.be/rxowuCdIeqo

    Posted by: Jeff 4 Justice | Jul 27, 2012 4:24:49 PM


  4. If you learn nothing from this story, you hot, sexy, sculpted, pretty, handsome, hung men..... you will get old too. Is married old where you want to be? Will your "husband" look like an older version of his real mother or father? It's happening...

    Greg is a wonderful person.

    Posted by: Josh | Jul 27, 2012 4:58:38 PM


  5. Love him--always have, always will. Kind, beautiful, generous man.

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 27, 2012 6:10:50 PM


  6. This man is such a hero for millions of gays around the world

    Posted by: Scholar Gillato | Jul 27, 2012 6:29:17 PM


  7. He did what not a lot of people had the guts to do- came out, doubly, as gay and HIV positive in a world not even half as understanding or friendly as it is today.
    Brave (and sweet, too).

    Posted by: D Gregory Smith | Jul 27, 2012 6:50:26 PM


  8. What a man! A hero indeed.

    Posted by: Abel | Jul 27, 2012 9:22:13 PM


  9. I've always loved Greg Louganis.

    Posted by: steve | Jul 28, 2012 10:20:41 AM


  10. I will definitely be seeing this movie.

    Posted by: Marco P | Jul 30, 2012 4:59:16 PM


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