Colin Jackson, BBC Commentator and Former Athlete, Comes Out as Gay

Colin Jackson, BBC Commentator and Former Athlete, Comes Out as Gay

BBC Commentator and former athlete Colin Jackson, 50, has come out on a Swedish TV series called Rainbow Heroes. The two-time gold medal World Champion in 110m hurdles and Olympic silver medalist talked to other out athletes about his time ordeals in the past when he denied being gay.

A former lover had sold a story to a tabloid in 2006 but it allowed him to come out to his parents.

“My mum went: ‘First of all, is the story true?’ And I said it’s true, so it’s not like I can deny it. And then she went: ‘Well, why are people so disgraceful? I realized I had the best parents,” he recounted in the a clip from the series below.



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