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Flippo Magnini / Image via Instagram @filomagno82 A former Italian Olympic swimmer is being praised for saving a married gay man from drowning. According to the BBC, 45-year-old Andrea Benedetto recently married his boyfriend in Cagliari, Italy. The two were then celebrating with a beach trip on the island of Sardinia. But disaster struck while on the water. The pair were sitting in an inflatable unicorn when Benedetto fell into the water, which was colder than expected. Even worse, Benedetto was incapable...
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Mark Foster is a five-time British Olympic swimmer, a six-time world champion, a setter of eight world records, and a BBC sports commentator. And now adding to that list, Foster has come out as gay. The 47-year-old commentator spoke to the Guardian to share his truth because despite having a good support group of friends and family in private, he was tired of lying to the public. "It’s not like I’ve been pushed to come out,” he told the Guardian, “I’ve just...
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Swimmer John Kim thought that this year’s National Coming Out Day was the right time for him to finally share a secret he’s been hiding for too longer. Kim is a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute and also the recently elected captain of the school’s Division 1 swimming team. Kim shared with Outsports that he finally came out to his friends and team, which scared him beyond belief. "My fear was based on the school being conservative and tradition-laden,” he said...
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Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has condemned Australia’s lack of same-sex marriage. The openly gay, gold medal-winning icon has called on his home country’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberal party to approve of marriage equality, an issue that’s been heavily debated this year. Ian made the comments during an appearance on the Morning Show – his first television interview with partner Ryan Channing – on Tuesday, where he called the government’s plebiscite a “stalling tactic”. “We don’t have the right to...
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OK, so we can’t stop fawning over Amini Fonua. The openly gay, 26-year-old Tongan competitive swimmer is our Olympic crush of the moment. He competed on Saturday in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke. And while he may not have won any medals this time around, he did win our hearts. At 6’0 and 174-pounds with sparkling green eyes, a full head of wavy brown hair and buttery olive complexion, Amini is one tall, lean drink of water. But don’t just take our word for it....

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