randi_miller.jpgWhile the number of Olympians who are openly gay to the media remains small, one female wrestler, at least, is gay-friendly. Randi Miller will be competing for the United States in women’s freestyle wrestling, 63kg. Back in 2004, she trained with the gay-oriented Golden Gate Wrestling Club in San Francisco while visiting the Bay Area; and she tangled with the guys. According to longtime gay-wrestling guru and GGWC god Gene Dermody, who had nothing but good things to say about Miller, she was friendly but shy; imagine that, a shy wrestler. If she’s open to participating in gay sporting events, good for her, and we hope she does well in Beijing.


Just an observation, but I have seen more and more straight people participating in gay tournaments for individual sports. I remember being at the Outgames and a large number of the powerlifters there were straight: And some of them coming from overseas to compete. Pretty cool that these gay events are attracting athletes of all walks of life. –Cyd Zeigler jr.


NBC’s Miller profile


Randi Miller’s music at a match

randi_miller.jpgWhile the number of Olympians who are openly gay to the media remains small, one female wrestler, at least, is gay-friendly. Randi Miller will be competing for the United States in women’s freestyle wrestling, 63kg. Back in 2004, she trained with the gay-oriented Golden Gate Wrestling Club in San Francisco while visiting the Bay Area; and she tangled with the guys. According to longtime gay-wrestling guru and GGWC god Gene Dermody, who had nothing but good things to say about Miller, she was friendly but shy; imagine that, a shy wrestler. If she’s open to participating in gay sporting events, good for her, and we hope she does well in Beijing.

Just an observation, but I have seen more and more straight people participating in gay tournaments for individual sports. I remember being at the Outgames and a large number of the powerlifters there were straight: And some of them coming from overseas to compete. Pretty cool that these gay events are attracting athletes of all walks of life. –Cyd Zeigler jr.

NBC’s Miller profile

Randi Miller’s music at a match

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