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August 2, 2014

Earlier in the Games, Daley took silver in the 10m platform pairs

United Kingdom's out diver Tom Daley took gold today (2 August) in the Commonwealth Games' 10m platform.

'GOLD!!!' he wrote on Facebook, under his picture holding the Glasgow medal.

According to the BBC, the 20-year-old scored 516.55 to keep the title he won in Delhi in 2010.

Malaysia's Ooi Tze Liang took silver with a score of 433.70; Vincent Riendeau, from Canada, was awarded  bronze with 429.25.

August 1, 2014

Last-minute replacements, silver medalists Daley and partner James Denny had only practiced together three times

The world's two most famous openly gay divers had a very good night Friday (1 August) at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia's Matthew Mitcham and his partner Domonic Bedggood took the gold medal in 10m platform pairs.

They survived a late challenge by Britain's Tom Daley and partner James Denny who took a surprise silver.

Mitcham shared his joy on Twitter: 'OMG FINALLY!!! Lol after 6 Comm Games silvers, I finally have a gold one!!'

Daley and Denny had gone into the final round in last place.

August 1, 2014

Last-minute replacements, silver medalists Daley and partner James Denny had only practiced together three times

The world's two most famous openly gay divers had a very good night Friday (1 August) at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia's Matthew Mitcham and his partner Domonic Bedggood took the gold medal in 10m platform pairs.

They survived a late challenge by Britain's Tom Daley and partner James Denny who took a surprise silver.

Mitcham shared his joy on Twitter: 'OMG FINALLY!!! Lol after 6 Comm Games silvers, I finally have a gold one!!'

Daley and Denny had gone into the final round in last place.

July 29, 2014

'I’d even had dinner with him a month before it happened and I never knew anything'

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay male athlete at the 2008 Summer Olympics, is not even the only out diver at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Also diving is Britain's Tom Daley who came out last year and has since gone public with his relationship with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Mitcham says he was 'as surprised as anyone else when Daley, 20, posted his coming out video on YouTube.

July 29, 2014

'I’d even had dinner with him a month before it happened and I never knew anything'

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay male athlete at the 2008 Summer Olympics, is not even the only out diver at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Also diving is Britain's Tom Daley who came out last year and has since gone public with his relationship with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Mitcham says he was 'as surprised as anyone else when Daley, 20, posted his coming out video on YouTube.

July 29, 2014

'None of you "knew." Nobody can know until the person says so themselves'

Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham's comment that he was 'as surprised as anyone else' when fellow diver Tom Daley came out has been met with skepticism by some Gay Star News readers.

Among the comments posted on the GSN Facebook page today:

July 29, 2014

'None of you "knew." Nobody can know until the person says so themselves'

Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham's comment that he was 'as surprised as anyone else' when fellow diver Tom Daley came out has been met with skepticism by some Gay Star News readers.

Among the comments posted on the GSN Facebook page today:

May 7, 2014

Aussie Matthew Mitcham hits out at a columnist who wrote an article defending homophobia

A gay Olympic diver has called a journalist a ‘fucking gay cunt’ today (7 May).

Matthew Mitcham, a gold medallist at the 2008 Olympics, hit out at an Australian Daily Telegraph columnist for an article she wrote defending homophobia.

In the piece, Miranda Devine criticizes the National Rugby League for punishing a 19-year-old Wests Tigers player with a two-week ban for using an anti-gay slur.

May 7, 2014

Aussie Matthew Mitcham hits out at a columnist who wrote an article defending homophobia

A gay Olympic diver has called a journalist a ‘fucking gay cunt’ today (7 May).

Matthew Mitcham, a gold medallist at the 2008 Olympics, hit out at an Australian Daily Telegraph columnist for an article she wrote defending homophobia.

In the piece, Miranda Devine criticizes the National Rugby League for punishing a 19-year-old Wests Tigers player with a two-week ban for using an anti-gay slur.

December 3, 2013

Olympic legend says diving phenom helping 'to make this world a better, more understanding, and accepting place'

Greg Louganis is calling fellow diver Tom Daley 'brave' and 'courageous' for going public earlier today (2 December) about his relationship with a man.

November 29, 2013

Gold medalist has previously shown musical talent in YouTube videos

The secret is out.

Matthew Mitcham, winner of a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, has been doing more than training to dive at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Mitcham has launched a crowd funding drive on Pozible.com to raise money for Twists and Turns, his debut cabaret tour which is named after his autobiography.

November 29, 2013

Gold medalist has previously shown musical talent in YouTube videos

The secret is out.

Matthew Mitcham, winner of a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, has been doing more than training to dive at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Mitcham has launched a crowd funding drive on Pozible.com to raise money for Twists and Turns, his debut cabaret tour which is named after his autobiography.

September 30, 2013

'I see his bum all the time - in Speedos'

The gay YouTube personality known as Davey Wavey sat on a diving platform in Sydney, Australian, to have a very casual chat with diver Matthew Mitcham.

After more than a minute spent fretting about his fear of heights, Davey began asking some random questions of Mitcham, winner of the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in the 10 meter platform.

Mitcham was first asked if he had ever had sex while wearing his gold medal.

'I haven't but you've put the idea in my head now,' the 25-year-old diver replied. 'I think I'm going to.'

September 30, 2013

'I see his bum all the time - in Speedos'

The gay YouTube personality known as Davey Wavey sat on a diving platform in Sydney, Australian, to have a very casual chat with diver Matthew Mitcham.

After more than a minute spent fretting about his fear of heights, Davey began asking some random questions of Mitcham, winner of the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in the 10 meter platform.

Mitcham was first asked if he had ever had sex while wearing his gold medal.

'I haven't but you've put the idea in my head now,' the 25-year-old diver replied. 'I think I'm going to.'

August 3, 2013

Gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham offers harsh words for the anti-LGBT policies of Russia, the home of next year's Winter Olympics

August 3, 2013

Gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham offers harsh words for the anti-LGBT policies of Russia, the home of next year's Winter Olympics

November 22, 2012

Gay Star News interviews gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham on the release of his shockingly honest autobiography

The revelation that Australian diver Matthew Mitcham was addicted to crystal meth, disclosed in his autobiography released this week, has shocked many, but that’s only one ordeal that he has overcome in his 24-years.

Raised by a single mother in Brisbane, Mitcham didn’t meet his father until he was an adult. His mother Vivienne struggled financially and they lived for six months without electricity when Mitcham was six-years-old.

November 22, 2012

Gay Star News interviews gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham on the release of his shockingly honest autobiography

The revelation that Australian diver Matthew Mitcham was addicted to crystal meth, disclosed in his autobiography released this week, has shocked many, but that’s only one ordeal that he has overcome in his 24-years.

Raised by a single mother in Brisbane, Mitcham didn’t meet his father until he was an adult. His mother Vivienne struggled financially and they lived for six months without electricity when Mitcham was six-years-old.

November 16, 2012

'Taking it was something I did to take my mind off things that were upsetting me - to make me feel better about myself'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham reveals in his new autobiography Twists and Turns that he battled an addiction to crystal meth after winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

In the book, to be released on Monday (20 November), Mitcham writes about how he went from the heights of Olympic glory to suffering from anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

November 16, 2012

'Taking it was something I did to take my mind off things that were upsetting me - to make me feel better about myself'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham reveals in his new autobiography Twists and Turns that he battled an addiction to crystal meth after winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

In the book, to be released on Monday (20 November), Mitcham writes about how he went from the heights of Olympic glory to suffering from anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

August 30, 2012

The Beijing gold medalist has revealed the cover to his autobiography 'Twists and Turns'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has revealed the cover of his new autobiography.

Titled ‘Twists and Turns’, the book will cover his life as an Olympic champion and as one of the most high profile gay athletes.

An excerpt from the book says: ‘People kept remarking on how they were surprised that a gold medal and fame hadn’t changed me.

‘I always responded, ‘Why would I change? Being me is the easiest person to be.’

‘I was lying. It wasn’t.’

August 30, 2012

The Beijing gold medalist has revealed the cover to his autobiography 'Twists and Turns'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has revealed the cover of his new autobiography.

Titled ‘Twists and Turns’, the book will cover his life as an Olympic champion and as one of the most high profile gay athletes.

An excerpt from the book says: ‘People kept remarking on how they were surprised that a gold medal and fame hadn’t changed me.

‘I always responded, ‘Why would I change? Being me is the easiest person to be.’

‘I was lying. It wasn’t.’

August 27, 2012

Diver does mash-up of Rome Wasn't Built in a Day and Roam using a ukulele and a Segway

Openly gay diver Matthew Mitcham is clearly not letting his failure to repeat as Olympic champion get him down.

The 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 meter platform has left the London Games behind him and taken Italy by storm with his unique brand of musicianship.

Alternately playing the ukulele from a hotel window in Rome and riding a Segway around the city, Mitcham performs a glorious mash-up of Roam and Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.

August 27, 2012

Diver does mash-up of Rome Wasn't Built in a Day and Roam using a ukulele and a Segway

Openly gay diver Matthew Mitcham is clearly not letting his failure to repeat as Olympic champion get him down.

The 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 meter platform has left the London Games behind him and taken Italy by storm with his unique brand of musicianship.

Alternately playing the ukulele from a hotel window in Rome and riding a Segway around the city, Mitcham performs a glorious mash-up of Roam and Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.