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Greg Louganis
January 29, 1960 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

I've learned at the book signings that everyone has obstacles.


When you're a kid growing up, and you think you're gay, you know that you're different; you're often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem.


I guess you can tease me about being a drama queen, because that did heighten the drama.


People wait in line to see me, saying there's plenty of living to be done even if you have an HIV diagnosis. People say they are 10- or 15-year survivors and still moving forward.


In sports, people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics, but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.


The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't.


I just did not discuss my personal life, my sexuality with the media. That was my policy.


One of my dogs is in the movie Beethoven's 2nd.


People who were close to me - family and friends - they knew about my sexuality.


Well, unless you're Wayne Gretzky or Michael Jordan, you need the full support of your team.


Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to - expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.


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