Recently Mark Foster, former Olympian and BBC presenter came out as gay. For three decades he managed to keep his sexuality secret. In an interview with The Guardian Mark Fosters talks openly about his struggles with coming to terms with his sexuality.
I tiptoed around the issue for so long,” he says. “I got really good at the dance of telling half-truths. I’ve supported the Terence Higgins Trust, Stonewall, Ben Cohen’s Stand Up to Bullying campaign. But I’ve always done it under the radar. At the Sochi Olympics [in 2014] I did a piece for Huffington Post. I was shocked by the treatment of gay people in Russia and needed to say something – without revealing anything about myself. So I half-said something. It’s always been half-truths in public. Mark Foster
Foster now feels free to open-up about his private life, and under his own terms. Read the complete article here.
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