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Greg Louganis, UM Sports Hall of Fame Inductee '91

Olympics Champ Greg Louganis Honored for What He’s Doing Off the Diving Board

Four-time gold medalist Greg Louganis, hailed by many as diving’s greatest Olympics champion, has earned his latest accolade for activities out of the pool’s diving well. 

Equality Florida Institute will present Louganis with its highest honor, The Voice for Equality Award, at the organization’s 15th annual Equality Florida Broward Gala on Nov. 12 at Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale.

The Voice for Equality award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated sacrifice, courage and personal commitment to LGBT equality.

Past recipients include tennis champ Martina Navratilova; Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 case in which the Supreme Court held that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry; and YouTube personality, LGBTQ activist Jazz Jennings.

Louganis, a University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame inductee, said in a statement, “I am truly humbled to be receiving this award from Equality Florida. It’s an organization that is doing incredible work. Just last year they raised $10 million for victims following the Pulse nightclub shooting. If what I do can help to reduce the stigma that prevents people from getting lifesaving HIV testing and treatment, then I’m happy.”

Story by the Miami Herald |  Story BY Howard Cohen