Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Gay Hero

It was great to see out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham win gold for Australia. Amid all the usual nationalist nonsense at the games, I was happy to see someone win who can be a role model for young gay guys the world over. That’s a great thing. Pity, though, that out of 10,708 atheletes, only 10 are publicly gay, lesbian or bi, according to Outsports. Imagine how much good could be done if more athletes came out.

But for now, it’s good to see Matthew Mitcham succeed as an out-gay athlete.

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