More than 30 individuals gathered on Thursday to hear Michael Holtz, an openly gay swimmer and LGBT activist, talk about the â€œreinventionsâ€ in his life and LGBT issues in athletics.
Holtz, who was Rainbow Allianceâ€™s Spring Speaker, began his talk by describing his life in high school in Naples, Florida. He said although he was very active and successful in high school, he didnâ€™t feel happy with his life.
â€œPeople would accept me not because I was gay and successful, but rather they would overlook the fact that I was gay because I was successful,â€ Holtz said.
Below is an interview with Holtz from back in 2010