FINNISH OLYMPIC SWIMMER ARI-PEKKA LIUKKONEN COMES OUT

Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out of the closet as a gay man, reports YLE. The winner of the bronze medal in the 4x50m mixed freestyle relay at the 2012 European Championships, Liukkonen said he chose to publicly reveal his own sexuality in hopes of raising awareness of the antigay legislation passed in Russia…