25 Years of Gay Issues on The Oprah Show
"Twenty-five years later, I still love it when that happens!" Oprah says.
Michael says meeting Greg after all these years is surreal. "I remember what it was like when I was 12. I was on my elbows watching the show," he says. "I'd never seen another gay person. I thought I was the only one."
After seeing Greg on The Oprah Show, Michael says he bought Greg's book, Breaking the Surface. "I was so grateful [my parents] didn't watch Oprah, because if [they] knew, they were so conservative they would never have let me read it," he says. "All they knew is you were an Olympic gold diver, and 'maybe he wants to get into sports or something.'"