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Six-time World Champion swimmer Mark Foster comes out as gay: ‘I tiptoed around the issue for so long’

British Olympic swimmer Mark Foster has come out as gay at 47 years old.

Here’s some of what he has to say about it via Gay Star News: It’s not like I’ve been pushed to come out. I’ve just swerved and swerved. Telling half-truths and not being my true self is only hurting me. I’m 47, a middle-aged man, and I’m no longer competing. And I’m not the first gay sportsman to come out. Gareth Thomas and Tom Daley led the way. I tiptoed around the issue for so long. I got really good at the dance of telling half-truths. I’ve supported the Terence Higgins Trust, Stonewall, Ben Cohen’s Stand Up to Bullying campaign. But I’ve always done it under the radar.

“I’ve lost races and broken world records by hundredths of seconds. I’m not saying I would’ve won the Olympics but, if I wasn’t subconsciously processing all this stuff, I would have achieved more.’

Congratulations to Mark!!!!!!

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