“Will Carl Lewis Finally Come Out?”


Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis is reportedly still running–this time for New Jersey Senate–but will he keep running away from the sexuality talk that’s surrounded his athleticism for years?

That’s what a reader just asked me, and I have to say I’m not sure!

Lord knows I do remember Lewis’s gayish outfits and his sighting at a New York gay bar which was reported in…oh yeah, my column!

So now that he’s going to potentially be in a more life-changing position than just standing upright and mobilizing down a track, will Carl’s running shoes be openly light loafers?

Or will we have another pretender popping up in office?

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 12, 2011

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