Role models of greatness.

Here you will discover the back stories of kings, titans of industry, stellar athletes, giants of the entertainment field, scientists, politicians, artists and heroes – all of them gay or bisexual men. If their lives can serve as role models to young men who have been bullied or taught to think less of themselves for their sexual orientation, all the better. The sexual orientation of those featured here did not stand in the way of their achievements.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hockey star Gus Johnston

This is a video worth watching. Australian athlete Gus Johnston is a thoughtful and articulate hockey goal-keeper who speaks about his coming out process. He’s in a good place these days, but it wasn’t always so. He shares some dark moments, as well.

He posted this 12 minute video on YouTube on September 13, 2011, and wrote: “After many years of competing in hockey at an elite level, I’ve decided to share my story and experience with homophobia in sport. It’s taken me many years to find the strength to share it, but I hope that people find value in hearing it.”

Beside being a goal-keeper, Gus Johnston is a Melbourne-based art director, writer, and film maker.

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