Josh Dixon, Olympics Gymnastics Hopeful, Comes Out As Gay

Huffington Post
May 7, 2012

Josh Dixon could become the first openly gay male gymnast to participate in the Olympics.

As Outsports is reporting, the Stanford graduate -- who finished second out of 72 competitors, and tied for wins in floor exercise and high bar, at this weekend's U.S. Men's Qualifier in Colorado Springs -- is publicly addressing his sexual orientation for the first time.

"This would never affect how I'm judged or my position on the U.S. Olympic team," Dixon, who is half-black and half-Japanese, told the site.