Inspired by gay men Greg Louganis and Anderson Cooper, gay Olympic trampolinist Ji Wallace of Australia has announced he is HIV positive.
“I have been contemplating writing this for a while,” Wallace said in a letter to the Star Observer in Sydney.
Wallace won a silver medal during the 2000 games in Sydney.
Update: Some readers have misunderstood Wallace's comment, that he is inspired by Cooper's recent coming-out as a gay man. Wallace did not say or imply that Cooper is HIV positive.