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NBC refuses to acknowledge openly gay diver or show his family

Discussion in 'House of Politics Lounge' started by Popeye, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    This despite the fact that diver Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay male athlete in the Beijing Olympics, won gold in the 10m platform. He beat Chinese favorite Zhou Luxin by 4.8 points, preventing China from sweeping gold in diving events. Mitcham is the first Aussie to win diving gold since 1924, but that's not the only thing that makes him a trailblazer.

    He is hardly the first gay athlete to compete but he is one of the first to be out while competing. American diver Greg Louganis did not share his orientation until his diving career was over. To Mitcham, he is just living his life as a gay man and as a diver, and there is nothing extraordinary about that:

    “Being gay and diving are completely separate parts of my life. Of course there’s going to be crossover because some people have issues, but everyone I dive with has been so supportive."

    NBC did not mention Mitcham's orientation, nor did they show his family and partner who were in the stands. NBC has made athletes' significant others a part of the coverage in the past, choosing to spotlight track athlete Sanya Richards' fiancee, a love triangle between French and Italian swimmers and Kerri Walsh's wedding ring debacle.

    Geez I guess we still have a long way to go.

    http://outsports.com/olympics2008/2008/08/23/openly-gay-diver-matthew-mitcham-wins-gold/
     
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    Libsmasher New Member

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    Apparently NBC is interested in covering the olympic games, instead of giving the homosexual movement free propaganda. By the way - is THAT the burr under your saddle - you're gay?
     
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    No, I'm not gay, but like all good Democrats I empathize with the battle that all minorities must undergo to stay relevant and acquire the full rights that should be theirs in WASP America.
     
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    Like the battle of an almost born baby to not be stabbed in the back of the head? I empathize with them, Obama does not seem to though.
     
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