TUCSON, Arizona -- About a year ago, Lauren Neidigh was texting when she bluntly broke some news to her younger sister.
“Ashley,” she said, “I’m gay. I know that doesn’t bother you. I just need to tell someone.”
And with that, she began the process of coming out to her family and to her teammates at the University of Arizona, where she is on the swim team. She has found nothing but support along her journey.
Now a senior, she has participated in Olympic trials, where she swam a personal best in the 400-meter individual medley.