FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Posted on Fri. Jan. 10, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

Boitano never planned gay announcement

DISCUSS
Comments
 

BOSTON (AP) Brian Boitano never intended to publicly reveal he is gay until he was chosen for the U.S. Olympic delegation by President Barack Obama last month.

Calling himself "a private guy," Boitano told The Associated Press on Thursday that he never planned to come out. But moments before his presence on the delegation was revealed, Boitano realized what a powerful statement the president was making.

Obama chose openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow for the delegation, as well. Boitano said his decision to say "being gay is just one part of who I am" in a statement on Dec. 19 "literally came to fruition" moments before the White House announced the makeup of the delegation.

The 1988 Olympic gold medalist hopes other countries will make similar endorsements of an open way of life by who represents them at Sochi.


Comments
 
Monday
Monday
High 62 °F
Low 44 °F
50 °F
Overcast
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 16380.41263.17
Nasdaq 4258.440.00
S&P 500 1886.76+24.00
AEP 54.61+0.67
Comcast 50.68+1.09
GE 24.82+0.57
ITT Exelis 16.02+0.25
LNC 48.16+1.29
Navistar 32.46-0.21
Raytheon 97.46+2.14
SDI 21.06+0.12
Verizon 48.07+0.40
  Stock Sponsor