Michael Gunning

We're marking Pride Month with Team Jamaica swimmer Michael Gunning, who's making waves not just in the pool but as a global advocate for LGBT+ rights.


Gunning came out in 2018 on the TV show the Bi Life, two years after switching allegiance from Great Britain to Jamaica. In this special episode, he talks about the positive reaction to coming out, how it's improved his performances in the pool, and gives advice to anyone who's scared of being open about their sexuality:


"Talk to someone", he says. "Once you tell one person it just gets so much easier and it's a massive burden, a relief that you just let go of."


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