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Video: Gay swimmer comes out to his best friend

And gets an unexpected reaction.

Mike Nelson, foreground, at the University of Iowa

In October, we ran the coming out story of Mike Nelson, a former four-year swimmer at the University of Iowa.

We are asking athletes who do these stories to also do a video focusing on one memorable aspect of their coming out. In his, Mike talks about finally coming out to his best friend.

If you want to do a short video on an aspect of your coming out, email us ( and we will send you instructions.