Finnish Olympian Swimmer Comes Out As Gay

Good for him! I like his reasoning. 🙂

Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen, publicly came out today. He came out to Finnish outlet Yle because he wanted to speak publicly about his sexuality close to the Sochi Olympic games to shed light on Russia’s controversial anti-gay legislation. “I wanted to start a broader discussion in connection with Sochi, because it’s sad that the legislation in Russia restricts the human rights of young people and others.”

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