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Brian Pockar (October 27, 1959 - April 28, 1992)

Brian James Pockar (October 27, 1959 — April 28, 1992) was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion (1978–80), and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He was born and died in Calgary.

After turning pro, Pockar toured with Stars on Ice and worked as a choreographer. He died of AIDS in 1992. Scott Hamilton outed Pockar as gay in Hamilton's autobiography, Landing It.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Pockar





Further Readings:

Landing It: My Life On And Off The Ice by Scott Hamilton
Hardcover: 340 pages
Publisher: Kensington; First Edition edition (October 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1575664666
ISBN-13: 978-1575664668
Amazon: Landing It: My Life On And Off The Ice

One of the most beloved sports figures in the world today tells his own story for the first time.-- "Landing It" was a New York Times bestseller for 4 weeks.-- Scott Hamilton is one of today's most universally admired and visible athletes.-- Includes personal stories about his close friends and colleagues, including Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinsky, Katia Gordeeva, Kurt Browning, Brian Boitano and others.-- Scott Hamilton has been enormously influential in making figure skating the most watched sport after NFL football.For more than two decades, incomparable figure skater Scott Hamilton has earned the admiration and won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, in "Landing It", Scott Hamilton shares a lifetime of reaching for the stars -- and always beating the odds. He vividly recounts the highs and lows, the victories and defeats, of his remarkable life and career, including his brave battle against cancer and triumphant return to professional skating. With stunning candor, he offers a rare glimpse inside the world of skating superstardom.Scott Hamilton's honors include: -- U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year-- 4-time United States Champion and 4-time World Champion-- Olympic gold medallist-- Inducted in to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame-- He has been the color commentator on CBS since 1985.-- He is the producer and star of the "Stars on Ice" tour, which is seen by more than 1.1 million people each season.

More LGBT History at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Gay Classics


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