That is a question newsrooms and media consumers have had to ask themselves since the year tumbled into our hearts at the weekend. Haven't we moved past worried about homosexuality as a public threat? What has being gay got to do with back somersaults and twists from a metre high platform? The answers to those questions are irrelevant. Mitcham's sexuality is news so long as he remains the only openly gay man on the Australian team, and quite possibly, the only one among the nearly men competing in Beijing.
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Out of more than 12, athletes, 20 are openly gay. Get to know them. Bio: Mitcham won gold at the Olympics. When fellow Australian Olympians Russell and Lauryn Mark of the shooting team complained that they couldn't stay together in the Olympic village, saying it was anti-heterosexual descrimination and that gay couples could stay together, Mitcham spoke out against them on Twitter. Known couples are split anyway. No comment, thank you very much!!
Gay Olympians Competing At 2012 London Olympics
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This is a list of notable, openly lesbian , gay , bisexual , pansexual , and transgender sportspeople. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This list could be expanded with people from: Category:Bisexual sportspeople , Category:Gay sportsmen , Category:Lesbian sportswomen and Category:Transgender and transsexual sportspeople.