Openly gay aussie athlete wins diving gold

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    Aug 23, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    Full story at [url]http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/diving/news;_ylt=Athmyiuohx_DfHJkgQgEtnyZaJh4?slug=ap-div-diving&prov=ap&type=lgns[/url]

    Mitcham had the green-and-gold Australian flag draped around his shoulders afterward. He was asked about being a rare openly gay athlete.

    “Being gay and diving are completely separate parts of my life. Of course there’s going to be crossover because some people have issues,” he said. “But everyone I dive with has been so supportive. I’m happy with myself and where I am. I’m very happy with who I am and what I’ve done.”
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    Aug 23, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    Is this the first gold for the Republic of Gaytopia? icon_razz.gif

    Hurrah!
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    Aug 23, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    Sounds like a good dude with a smart head too, I hate it when the media tries to make an issue of it:

    Mitcham had the green-and-gold Australian flag draped around his shoulders afterward. He was asked about being a rare openly gay athlete.

    “Being gay and diving are completely separate parts of my life. Of course there’s going to be crossover because some people have issues,” he said. “But everyone I dive with has been so supportive. I’m happy with myself and where I am. I’m very happy with who I am and what I’ve done.”