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February 1, 2014

'We do need to take care of where we allow the Olympics to go'

Greg Louganis has consistently been against the idea of boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi because of Russia's anti-gay laws.

But that doesn't mean the openly gay Olympic diving legend is thrilled the games are being held next month in a country where it is against the law to openly show support of homosexuality in any way.

February 1, 2014

'We do need to take care of where we allow the Olympics to go'

Greg Louganis has consistently been against the idea of boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi because of Russia's anti-gay laws.

But that doesn't mean the openly gay Olympic diving legend is thrilled the games are being held next month in a country where it is against the law to openly show support of homosexuality in any way.

February 1, 2014

50 Olympians past and present have signed a global petition calling on Russia to stop its crack down on LGBT people that is fueling anti-gay violence in the country

Some 52 Olympians including Sochi competitors and former medalists have signed onto a statement to call on Russia to reconsider recently introduced anti-gay laws that forbid "gay propaganda" aimed at minors. Gay pride marches and protests in support of gay rights have routinely been banned in all Russian cities in the past, and activists attempting to hold rallies are often detained by police.

February 1, 2014

50 Olympians past and present have signed a global petition calling on Russia to stop its crack down on LGBT people that is fueling anti-gay violence in the country

Some 52 Olympians including Sochi competitors and former medalists have signed onto a statement to call on Russia to reconsider recently introduced anti-gay laws that forbid "gay propaganda" aimed at minors. Gay pride marches and protests in support of gay rights have routinely been banned in all Russian cities in the past, and activists attempting to hold rallies are often detained by police.

December 3, 2013

Olympic legend says diving phenom helping 'to make this world a better, more understanding, and accepting place'

Greg Louganis is calling fellow diver Tom Daley 'brave' and 'courageous' for going public earlier today (2 December) about his relationship with a man.

December 3, 2013

Olympic legend says diving phenom helping 'to make this world a better, more understanding, and accepting place'

Greg Louganis is calling fellow diver Tom Daley 'brave' and 'courageous' for going public earlier today (2 December) about his relationship with a man.

October 14, 2013

Celebrities and fellow Olympians among the 160 guests

Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis married paralegal Johnny Chaillot over the weekend in Malibu.

The couple began dating earoy last year and became engaged in April.

'It has been an incredible journey,' Louganis tells People.com. 'I feel like we've been through a lifetime in a very short time.'

October 14, 2013

Celebrities and fellow Olympians among the 160 guests

Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis married paralegal Johnny Chaillot over the weekend in Malibu.

The couple began dating earoy last year and became engaged in April.

'It has been an incredible journey,' Louganis tells People.com. 'I feel like we've been through a lifetime in a very short time.'

October 13, 2013

Eric Marcus, who collaborated on Greg Louganis' best-selling memoir, will co-write Robbie Rogers' upcoming memoir

Gay soccer pro Robbie Rogers has a new memoir coming out next year.

Called 'Coming Out to Play the book will published by Penguin Books.

As reported by the Associated Press, the book will cover 'his rise from a "troubled, isolated child" to a winger for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.'

The 26-year-old will co-write the book with Eric Marcus, who also worked on the autobiography by gay Olympic champion Greg Louganis.

October 13, 2013

Eric Marcus, who collaborated on Greg Louganis' best-selling memoir, will co-write Robbie Rogers' upcoming memoir

Gay soccer pro Robbie Rogers has a new memoir coming out next year.

Called 'Coming Out to Play the book will published by Penguin Books.

As reported by the Associated Press, the book will cover 'his rise from a "troubled, isolated child" to a winger for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.'

The 26-year-old will co-write the book with Eric Marcus, who also worked on the autobiography by gay Olympic champion Greg Louganis.

September 25, 2013

They also seek cash for honeymoon volunteering at a leopard sanctuary

Did you think they'd register for a toaster or set of wine glasses?

No, not Olympic legend Greg Louganis and fiance Johnny Chaillot.

The couple, who announced their engagement in June, have registered on MyRegistry.com and are asking for donations to causes near and dear to their hearts.

September 25, 2013

They also seek cash for honeymoon volunteering at a leopard sanctuary

Did you think they'd register for a toaster or set of wine glasses?

No, not Olympic legend Greg Louganis and fiance Johnny Chaillot.

The couple, who announced their engagement in June, have registered on MyRegistry.com and are asking for donations to causes near and dear to their hearts.

August 7, 2013

Urges Russia to repeal anti-gay laws in advance of 2014 Sochi Olympics

The outcry against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law got louder today when a petition with the signatures of 300,000 people was delivered to the International Olympic Committee's headquarters in Switzerland.

July 29, 2013

Gay champion has five Olympic medals but missed 1980 Summer Games in Moscow due to boycott

Greg Louganis knows the thrill of victory at the Olympic Games as well as the pain of a boycott of them.

The legendary diving champion won a silver medal in 1976 in Montreal and double gold in Los Angeles in 1984 and in Beijing in 1988.

But in 1980, he and fellow Olympians were unable to compete when the US boycotted the Summer Games in Moscow to protest the Soviet Union's invasion in Afghanistan.

July 29, 2013

Gay champion has five Olympic medals but missed 1980 Summer Games in Moscow due to boycott

Greg Louganis knows the thrill of victory at the Olympic Games as well as the pain of a boycott of them.

The legendary diving champion won a silver medal in 1976 in Montreal and double gold in Los Angeles in 1984 and in Beijing in 1988.

But in 1980, he and fellow Olympians were unable to compete when the US boycotted the Summer Games in Moscow to protest the Soviet Union's invasion in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2013

'This is what the universe had in store for both of us'

Greg Louganis is planning to dive into marriage this fall.

The openly gay Olympic legend, widely considered the greatest diver in the history of his sport, has announced his engagement to Johnny Chaillot.

'I finally met my soul mate,' Louganis tells People.com. 'The more I fall in love with Johnny, the more I fall in love with myself. This is what the universe had in store for both of us.'

June 18, 2013

'This is what the universe had in store for both of us'

Greg Louganis is planning to dive into marriage this fall.

The openly gay Olympic legend, widely considered the greatest diver in the history of his sport, has announced his engagement to Johnny Chaillot.

'I finally met my soul mate,' Louganis tells People.com. 'The more I fall in love with Johnny, the more I fall in love with myself. This is what the universe had in store for both of us.'

March 19, 2013

Gay Olympic champ helping celebrities work through challenges and fears

Five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis debuts tonight as the 'dive master' on ABC's new celebrity reality competition Splash.

The man considered to be the greatest US diver in history, is sharing his expertise with a group of celebrities that include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendra Wilkinson, Louie Anderson and Keisha Knight Pulliam, among others.

‘I was hired as the judge but they moved my role into dive master,' he tells Gay Star News. 'I’m working with all of the celebrities who are on the show, getting them prepared for the competition.’

March 19, 2013

Gay Olympic champ helping celebrities work through challenges and fears

Five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis debuts tonight as the 'dive master' on ABC's new celebrity reality competition Splash.

The man considered to be the greatest US diver in history, is sharing his expertise with a group of celebrities that include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendra Wilkinson, Louie Anderson and Keisha Knight Pulliam, among others.

‘I was hired as the judge but they moved my role into dive master,' he tells Gay Star News. 'I’m working with all of the celebrities who are on the show, getting them prepared for the competition.’

February 5, 2013

Pauley Perrette, Dot Jones, Greg Louganis and Dave Koz lend their support to musical inspired by anti-bullying effort

Headliner LeAnn Rimes was sidelined by the flu but Lily Tomlin, Pauley Perrette, Dot Jones, Dave Koz, Jai Rodriguez and Greg Louganis were among the stars on hand over the weekend for the Los Angeles kickoff of a nationwide tour of the musical It Gets Better.

The show, inspired by the It Gets Better anti-bullying campaign, features an ensemble cast of six actors - members of the Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles - whose real-life stories of growing up gay are woven into the production.

February 5, 2013

Pauley Perrette, Dot Jones, Greg Louganis and Dave Koz lend their support to musical inspired by anti-bullying effort

Headliner LeAnn Rimes was sidelined by the flu but Lily Tomlin, Pauley Perrette, Dot Jones, Dave Koz, Jai Rodriguez and Greg Louganis were among the stars on hand over the weekend for the Los Angeles kickoff of a nationwide tour of the musical It Gets Better.

The show, inspired by the It Gets Better anti-bullying campaign, features an ensemble cast of six actors - members of the Gay Mens Chorus of Los Angeles - whose real-life stories of growing up gay are woven into the production.

October 15, 2012

Hundreds of LGBTI athletes compete in Kathmandu at the first sports festival of its kind in Nepal

More that 250 athletes competed in the first LGBTI sports festival in Nepal this weekend.

Former Olympic diver Greg Louganis played in the games’ opening football match wearing a Nepali cap and the festival continued for three days of athletics and team games.

Kathmandu-local Roshan Mahato won gold in the 100m sprint at a time of 13.14 seconds.

October 11, 2012

Greg Louganis is guest of honor at first high-profile gay sports competition in south Asia

American Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis has arrived in Nepal for a three-day international LGBTI sports festival.

Louganis, who won golds for diving in 1984 and 1988, is guest of honor at the sports festival which starts tomorrow with over 300 LGBTI sports people from all over the world competing in athletics, karate, football and volleyball.

In a statement issued yesterday the US Embassy in Kathmandu, who is supporting the festival along with the Norwegian Embassy and the Australian government, said:

October 11, 2012

Greg Louganis is guest of honor at first high-profile gay sports competition in south Asia

American Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis has arrived in Nepal for a three-day international LGBTI sports festival.

Louganis, who won golds for diving in 1984 and 1988, is guest of honor at the sports festival which starts tomorrow with over 300 LGBTI sports people from all over the world competing in athletics, karate, football and volleyball.

In a statement issued yesterday the US Embassy in Kathmandu, who is supporting the festival along with the Norwegian Embassy and the Australian government, said: