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Gay hero Matthew Mitcham wins Olympic 10m diving gold medal

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  1. Chet Thompson 23 Aug 2008, 8:12pm

    Congratulations to Matthew!!!!!!!! Truly you did a marvelous job in the last two dives! They were flawless!

    This absolutely gorgeous young man has similar body features to the Thorpedo, {my apologies for the homophobic reference, Matthew}, but much better abs and hips.

    Keep up your wonderful Diving abilities, and continue BECOMING OUR GAY HERO!

    I can hardly wait for the next World Competitions, where you will prove your worth as a Diver. You, after all, have interested the Gay World at least as much as your Canadian Counterpart, Alexandre Despatie. The two of you definitely made this Olympics worth watching, although there were many other divers who are no slouches in their gorgeous bodies either.

    Thanks again, Matthew!!!

  2. Chet Thompson 23 Aug 2008, 8:26pm

    Congratulations to you, Matthew, and to your countryman, Matthew, who also did well in this final competition!!! Your last two dives proved that you deserved your Gold Medal!!!

    You are talented, and gorgeous, and you show that in your dives! May you continue to wind Gold Medals in future International Competitions!!!

    Please know that you have many International Fans, and that we wish you well!

  3. when sexuality isn’t an issue, we’ve arrived.

    ’til then: congratulations, would that there were more out gay role models when i was a boy

  4. I know mat on a personal level and he is as great person as a diver and I am stoked for him coming first and for being open about his sexualtiy.

  5. way to go matthew!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Robert, ex-pat Brit 24 Aug 2008, 2:09pm

    He’s a credit to Australia, his sexual orientation is secondary, yet he’s talented and good enough to represent his country but not good enough to receive the same equal rights as his straight countrymen. Well done, Matthew, you make us all proud!

  7. Well done Matthew, you’re an inspiration to all.

  8. Three words: FAB U LOUS!!

    Congrats from San Francisco!

  9. paul canning 24 Aug 2008, 5:11pm

    Here’s some video I posted of Mitcham’s astonishing ability

  10. Matthew you really are a hero! To your country for sure! Also the fact you competed openly, many children growing up, that know they are different, gay and straight, will have hope that just because you are different does not mean you have to hold back your dreams. If they give it all they got, work,work, work, they to can WIN!!

  11. Matthew, you really are a hero, to your country for one, and that you did this openly you are a hero to any children growing up that are feeling they are different, gay and straight alike. If you work hard enough for something, dont let their differences hold them back, they to can WIN!!!

  12. Great stuff Matthew – from a supporter in the UK

  13. Folks, make sure you Google “Matthew Mitchum” at YouTube and see the video of him being interviewed with his mum and boyfriend. Charming! What a role model for young people, gay and straight. The world is changing.

  14. Over the ditch 25 Aug 2008, 10:36pm

    You rock boy!

  15. I´m proud of you!!! We love you!!

  16. Martin Davies 26 Aug 2008, 9:29am

    Phwarrrr! Take me Jesus I’m ready!! What a body!

  17. Bill Perdue, RainbowRED 29 Aug 2008, 3:29am

    Built, cute, smart. WTF! He’s a superhero.

    Too bad he can’t get married.

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