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Boy of Samoan/Nordic heritage, born in 1960. Adopted at nine months. From preschool-age on, excels at acrobatics—to make up for dyslexia. Takes up diving, takes silver medal in the ’76 Olympics, and wins double golds in both the ’84 and ’88 Games. Very, very cute. Retires at 28, flirts with Broadway acting career, finally divulges his homosexuality. Of late, teaches theater at USC and trains Great Danes (!). Along the way: contractwith Speedo, substance abuse, failed love affairs, and late last month, an HIV- AIDS bombshell. These are just a few of the highlights of Greg Louganis‘ think-positive-even-if-it-hurts autobiography, Breaking the Surface (co-authored by Eric Marcus). Get there early to see this Adonis of the springboard from 6-8 p.m. at Lambda Rising, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 462-6969. (Nathalie op de Beeck)