Brian Boitano: I'm Gay
Comes out after being named to Sochi Olympics US delegation
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Former Olympian Brian Boitano smiles in the stands during the men's singles competition at the US figure skating championships in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(Newser) – Turns out the US is sending three openly gay athletes as part of its delegation to the Sochi Olympics, because Brian Boitano is also headed there and the figure skater just came out today. "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," the 1988 Olympic gold medalist said in a statement. "First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness, and tolerance." Boitano will be part of the US delegation at the opening ceremony, USA Today reports.

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aemish
Dec 21, 2013 8:29 AM CST
Please bring your show 'What Would Brian Boitono Make' to the Cooking Channel..
Ultraworld
Dec 21, 2013 2:30 AM CST
And why do I need to know this?
ohiodude
Dec 20, 2013 6:25 PM CST
Anus over vagina...really? Enjoy Siberia and all your farting boyfriends