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Figure Skating Legend Brian Boitano Comes Out Publicly As Gay

Though out privately amongst friends, family and the community in San Francisco, for the first time, figure skating icon Brian Boitano has come out publicly as a gay man. 

He writes in a statement released Thursday morning:

I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am. First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance. As an athlete, I hope we can remain focused on the Olympic spirit which celebrates achievement in sport by peoples of all nations.

Brian's announcement comes just a few months before he heads to Sochi, Russia for the controversial Winter Olympics. What a sport.

Congrats, Brian!

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Felicidades y adelante!

And this is what Brian boitano would do!!!    Oxox

Dan Viger

cape coral ,Florida 

Brian Boitano is an Amazing Person. I always adored him, and I still adore him even more!

I saw that beauty trait in your years ago.  Congratulations for revealing it openly to your public.  Some man is going to be a real lucky stiff (if there isn't already someone in your life).  I wish you love and much happiness.

Thank you for representing our nation an our community at the Olympics. We are a strong community and together we will all bring an end to the unequal and mistreatment we face around the world.

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