Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad I’d always felt there was something to live up to – expectations. But in the last year we had a wonderful relationship.
The Games are just a nice positive way to build friendships camaraderie and of course self-esteem. Plus the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn’t.
In sports people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don’t know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics but I’m still doing the work I always wanted to do.
When you’re a kid growing up and you think you’re gay you know that you’re different you’re often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem.