Greg Louganis in 1995
In 25 years, The Oprah Show has covered just about every gay issue imaginable—homophobia, gay marriage, even a whole family who is gay. One of the most memorable of these shows was in 1995, when Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis spoke publicly for the first time about being gay and HIV-positive. "That was a very big deal then," Oprah says.

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"I got to the point where I would just hide in my house with my dogs because I knew it was safe," Greg said. "Because if I was out in public, then I had to edit myself. I was feeling like a fake and also I was feeling, how could anybody accept me if they knew me?"
FROM: "Coming Out" on The Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests
Published on January 25, 2011

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