Thursday 28 August 2008

Snub for golden gay boy Mitcham

First there was Thorpie, now we have Mitchie. However this one is really gay, not just acts like one.
However, America's NBC was forced to apologise for its 'homophobic' coverage of Matthew Mitcham, who scored gold as our Aussie diver, according to the Daily Telegraph.
“We regret that we missed the opportunity to tell Matthew Mitcham’s story, and apologise for this unintentional omission,” NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said.
NBC failured to mention Mitcham is gay and has a partner. Following complaints that commentators discussed the partners of other gold medallists after their win, they said the stuffed up. Mitcham came out in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald in May. Unlike with former Cairns Mayor Kevin Byrne waltzed off to China for 8 years in a row, Matt was awarded a grant through the Johnson and Johnson Athlete Family Support Program to take him to Beijing.
OutSports says of the 10,708 athletes at the Olympics, just 10 have said they're gay, and Matthew Mitcham is the only male.
In this video, soon after he was awarded Gold, he thanks his partner Lachlan and his mum Vivienne, who both supported him in China.


Anonymous said...

He is a blooming genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jess- QLD

Anonymous said...

matt has got it all together...just brilliant...and great close support team.
Well done...and who cares who he sleeps with...just wish it was me!!