Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Matthew Mitcham our Golden Boy!

In August, diver Matthew Mitcham will become the first openly-gay Australian to compete in an Olympic Games. In many ways, Matthew Mitcham is just your regular 20-year-old gay guy.

He lives in inner Sydney, he has a boyfriend, his favourite club is Arq. He loves to watch The SimpsonsFuturama and Queer As Folk.  His favourite music is by The Presets, Kate Miller-Heidke and Missy Higgins.

But Matthew Mitcham is not your regular 20-year-old gay guy.

Not only is he an elite member of Australia’s Olympic diving team, but last month he became headline news around the world.

The reason? For being gay.

A casual remark to a journalist during an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald led to a flurry of international publicity. The Herald put Mitcham on its front page. In Britain, national daily newspaper The Independent carried an article under the headline ‘Gay diver breaks Australian sporting taboo’.


2 comments:

Nite in Shining Armour said...

God luv swimmers!!!!

Chris said...

All the best for him at the games, and congratulations
Chris