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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.

April 4, 2014

Gay diver is supporting the opening of the Olympic park, hoping the legacy of 2012 will be able to continue into the future

Gay diver Tom Daley is calling for the public to come watch him in his speedos, practice his diving, and to carry on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Speaking in a new video, Daley has given his support for visitors to make the most of what the Olympic Park has to offer, which will be open for the first time on 5 April.

Some lucky visitors will even be able to watch Tom practice his diving in the Aquatics Centre.

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.

August 3, 2012

German Judith Arndt won silver in the cycling time trial, and will be wanting another in the women's team pursuit

German Judith Arndt has become the first lesbian athlete to win a medal at the London Olympic Games, and will fight for another today and tomorrow (3-4 August).

After coming 37th in the cycling road race, Arndt stormed to silver in the time trial held on Wednesday (1 August).

Speaking to Cycling News, she said: ‘I'm really happy with the silver medal.

July 27, 2012

Back on Board chronicles his winning gold at Seoul Olympics while secretly HIV positive

As a high school student, Greg Louganis won a silver medal in diving at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Then eight years later in Los Angeles, he won two gold medals.

But it is his performance in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul that made him an Olympic diving legend. He hit his head on the diving board during the springboard preliminaries, required stitches, but still managed to come back and win gold medals in that event and in the platform diving.

February 29, 2012

Will we see openly gay and lesbian athletes competing at the 2012 London Olympics?

Although the Olympic charter commits the International Olympic Committee: 'To act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement’; and 'To encourage and support the development of sport for all’, it is widely documented that gay men and lesbians are grossly under-represented at this elite level (it is believed that at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, only 0.1% of athletes were openly gay or lesbian).

January 29, 2012

Facebook campaign for Greg Louganis to appear on popular TV show

In 2010, Olympian Greg Louganis told People magazine he wanted to be a contestant on the reality show 'Dancing with the Stars.' His fans have not forgotten that, and created a Facebook page to petition the show's producers to include him in next season's lineup.