It wasn't enough for Jack L. Thorne to come out to family and friends.
The junior at Berthoud High School and winner of three state swimming titles in Colorado decided to go very public this week with a heartfelt letter on Facebook and Twitter.
'Nothing has changed, I'm still the same Jack, the same Jack you race, the same Jack who you carpool with, the same Jack screaming for you on the side of the pool,' he writes.
Thorne swims for Thompson Valley High School since his school does not have a swim team.
And he has been a star.