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- Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:39
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Ji Wallace, an Australian Olympic trampolinist who won a silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, though not competing in London, has been inspired to come out as HIV-positive after watching a recent Piers Morgan interview with diver Greg Louganis. He also cited Anderson Cooper's recent coming out, in a letter to the Sydney Star Observer:
“I felt inspired to write. I too am an Olympic medal winner living with HIV. I have never publicly disclosed this before but felt inspired by [the] interview… and by Anderson Cooper’s ‘coming out’ letter last month describing ‘value in being seen and heard’ in the face of disturbing violence, bullying, persecution and condemnation by peers, colleagues, government officials and worst of all family and friends. I too have been that victim of these atrocious behaviours. Luckily I managed to come through."