OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST IAN THORPE: "I’M COMFORTABLE SAYING I’M A GAY MAN"

Australian Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has come out as gay in a television interview that aired Sunday evening in Australia, an announcement that follows more than a decade of denials — the first of which came just as his career skyrocketed at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, when he was just 15. In the interview with veteran British interviewer…

DERRICK GORDON, NCAA BASKETBALL PLAYER, COMES OUT GAY

In what has quickly become The Year of the Gay Athlete, University of Massachusetts sophomore Derrick Gordon announced that he is gay this morning, making him the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball. Gordon told ESPN that he was inspired to come out to his family, coaches, and teammates after watching the overwhelmingly…

NEON TREES LEAD SINGER TYLER GLENN, COMES OUT PUBLICLY AS GAY

Tyler Glenn, the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the American alternative rock band Neon Trees, has come out publicly as gay. ‘I’ve always felt like I’m an open book, and yet obviously I haven’t been completely,’ he tells Rolling Stone magazine in an issue out Friday (28 March). The 30 year old musician’s coming out is especially…