Josh Dixon hoped to be the first gay gymnast to represent the U.S. at the Olympics. While there are always whispers about gay men in gymnastics, none have tumbled forth into the media spotlight. Josh would have been an inspiring role model, especially because he is also bi-racial, half-black and half-Japanese.
Sadly, 2012 was not his year.:Dixon finished 13th in the Olympic trials in June—an impressive feat, but not enough to win him a coveted spot on the team. Hopefully, he’ll continue to compete and score a spot on the 2016 team, when he hopefully will be joined by some out teammates.