YES YES! #Australian #Olympic #swimmer
Ian Thorpe has come out of the closet and admitted he is gay, and is now enjoying support from fans, fellow athletes and gay celebrities.
The Australian Olympic team were quick to show their support of one their greatest athletes.
‘@IanThorpe was, is, always will be one of our greatest Olympians in every way. This candid, honest night w/ Parky will help many,’ they tweeted.
Openly gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff, who competed at the Sochi Olympics in Russia, also congratulated Thorpe.
‘So many experiences @IanThorpe has gone through that I can relate to... #gettingquiteemotional
,’ she wrote on Twitter.
Gay Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin, who similarly came out in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, gave the swimmer a shout out.
‘Congrats @IanThorpe! Brave man! Happy for you! Millions appreciate what you've done! Proud of you! #SelfLove
,’ he said.
Gay US basketball star Jason Collins, raised a glass to his fellow gay athlete.
‘Cheers @IanThorpe. Your story will help & inspire many. Wishing you happiness & know that millions of us support and love you. #pride #LGBT
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