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<b>The Breakfast of (Some) Champions</b>
Two-time Olympic Gold medal diver Greg Louganis is the only man in Olympic history to sweep the springboard and platform diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. The recent HBO documentary about him, Greg Louganis: Back on Board, includes a touching moment when the famed diver — the best the U.S. has ever had — speaks mournfully of never being put on the front of a Wheaties box. It's an iconic honor, which skipped him as an out gay man who is also HIV-positive.
So far nearly 50,000 people have petitioned General Mills to right the wrong and put Louganis on a cereal box. All of that enthusiasm has us dreaming about a world in which LGBT athletes are valued in sports. Can you imagine, as a young gay man, sitting down for breakfast with Louganis on the box? That's exactly what we did, and then we started imagining other LGBT sports heroes who deserve to be recognized...