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Ian Thorpe’s FULL Coming Out Interview! Watch The Australian Swimmer Admit He’s Gay And Why He’s Been Lying For So Long!

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Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life, Ian Thorpe!

The Australian swimming sensation finally came out as gay in a televised interview with journalist Michael Parkinson over the weekend.

The now 31-year-old man has been asked over and over again about his sexuality since he was just a 16-year-old kid!

After a deep bout with depression, Ian decided it was time to reveal his true self.

Parkinson asked Thorpe in their sit down about telling people that he was not gay and that all of his sexual experiences had been with women. He then asked if it was all true.

Ian answered:

“Well, that’s true. But…I’ve thought about this for a long time. I’m not straight. And this is only something that very recently, we’re talking in the past two weeks, I’ve been comfortable telling the closest people around me.”

Talk about courage!

Ian then opened up about the struggles he went through hiding this part of himself. He explained:

“I felt the lie had become so big that I didn’t want people to question my integrity. I’m comfortable saying I’m a gay man. I don’t want young people to feel the same way I did. You can grow up, you can be comfortable, and you can be gay.”

We think those words are going to inspire a lot of gay kids struggling with their sexuality, in Australia and around the world!

Well done, Thorpedo! You're a hell of an athlete and a hell of a role model!

Watch Ian Thorpe’s full interview video (below)!!!

[Image via Pacific Coast News.]

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6 comments to “Ian Thorpe’s FULL Coming Out Interview! Watch The Australian Swimmer Admit He’s Gay And Why He’s Been Lying For So Long!”

  1. rod says – reply to this


    He is possessed by satan just like perez and Ricky Martin.

  2. craig says – reply to this


    well done for coming out, you will of helped lots of young people in the same sort of situation. Hope your future plays out the way you would like Ian. Good luck, your a great role mode to us all x

  3. 3

    Well good for him but one thing I do NOT understand.
    Why have people been asking him about his sexuality since he was 16? It is none of their beeswax.

  4. David Harris says – reply to this


    He is a very brave man and has done so much good admitting he is gay,helping many others who are struggling with their sexuality.He is gay , some people are, get over it.My admiration for this man has always been high but it has now soared.

  5. 5

    I am 100% hetrosexual - and I stand up and APPLAUD this young man! NOTHING to hide and no reason to be ashamed. I am very proud of public figures who come out!

  6. 6

    Re: rod – Laughing my ass off! So if we don't believe in the Devil…who is he possessed by? Barney the purple dinosaur?