Gay Dive

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Monday, August 25, 2008
Openly gay (and seriously hot) Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won a gold medal this weekend—upsetting the favored Chinese in the 10m platform diving event—which instantly makes him a good role model for closeted queers around the world and gives gay naysayers a symbolic slap in the face. Too bad NBC chose to remain hush-hush about his orientation, despite the fact that the network routinely yaks about athletes' spouses and romantic entanglements. From a sports blog on Yahoo!:

NBC did not mention Mitcham's orientation, nor did they show his family and partner who were in the stands. NBC has made athletes' significant others a part of the coverage in the past, choosing to spotlight track athlete Sanya Richards' fiancee, a love triangle between French and Italian swimmers and Kerri Walsh's wedding ring debacle.

Fortunately, Mitcham's press interview after the event is doing the rounds, and he proudly references his partner. Hot duo!:



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5 Comments

  1. As often as NBC is castigated by far right-wing media outlets (yes, Fox News, I'm looking at you), I'm surprised to see them take such a conservative approach to Mitcham's sexuality. There's no "don't ask, don't tell" crap in the Olympics as far as I know, and he was obviously happy to tell anyone who bothered to ask about his partner. C'mon, allegedly liberal American media--you're better than this...aren't you?

     

  2. Yeah, I don't understand why they were on pins and needles about it. He's openly gay--it wasn't like he was trying to hide it. (But maybe if he was closeted and they knew he was gay, it would've been a more scandalous story?) WhatEVER.

     

  3. Noel Alumit Said,

    God, that accent just makes me melt!

     

  4. jterry Said,

    Sweet Jesus alive! He's as hot as a fuckin' hot fuck's fuck. If NBC doesn't want him, I'll take him. Twice. Three times. Till my taking parts fall off from exhaustion...

     

  5. I knew your guys' panties would get wet! (And not from diving.)

     



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