!! OMG, listen up, kids: Matthew Mitcham on being out in sports !!


Ideally I would like one day for sexuality to be as unimportant and uninteresting as hair color, or eye color or even just gender in general. One day it will get to that. But until it is easy for sports people to come out without fear of persecution or fear of lost sponsorship income and stuff like that, or fear of being comfortable in the team environment, I don’t mind attention being brought to my sexuality in the hope that it might make other people feel more comfortable … in being comfortable enough about who they are in their sporting environment.”

— Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham on his role as an out gay role model in sports
(via AfterElton)

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2 Comments on "OMG, listen up, kids: Matthew Mitcham on being out in sports"

  1. Kevin in Cincy | April 22, 2012 at 6:53 am | Reply

    Amazingly beautiful pic… 😉

  2. Good for him.

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