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Matthew Mitcham Medals with The Advocate


Here's an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming issue of The Advocate which features a stunning set of photos and profile of Australia's gay gold medal-winning Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham.

Mitcham talks of the dive that was the highest-scoring in Olympic history: "I remember the things that I was thinking on the platform before the dive, and I remember what happened as soon as I hit the water. The dive itself is a bit vague. It felt good, although I wasn't exactly sure. I did wait underneath the water a bit, thinking, I wonder...I wonder...I wonder... Then I popped my head out and the crowd was going wild...It was the most far-out experience. It just completely took me over and I just lost it."

He also talks about recently accepting Australia GQ's Sportsman of the Year Award. "I think the last thing I said onstage there was, 'Oh my God, I'm a homo and I just won the sports award.' People just pissed themselves and thought it was hilarious."

Photo by Adam Pretty. The issue hits newsstands next week.

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  1. If it's possible to be adorable and hot all at once, Mr. Mitcham's doing it admirably. He's a damn fine athelete to boot. And kudos to him for being out.

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 29, 2009 4:39:02 PM

  2. I think he has pretty much the ideal body, almost makes me want to give up vodka and spend all my free time in the gym. Almost.

    Posted by: John M | Jan 29, 2009 4:40:33 PM

  3. I'd do anything to have a body like that, short of eating right and exercising.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jan 29, 2009 4:49:43 PM

  4. Wow! I can't believe the Advocate put a gay man on the cover! That doesn't happen often. Someone's going to loose their job over this!

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 29, 2009 4:52:43 PM

  5. Oh MAN! I would have LOVED to have seen that acceptance sppech for Sportsman of the Year!

    Posted by: MT | Jan 29, 2009 5:05:21 PM

  6. I know...a gay man...on the advocate cover?! That's not barney frank!? Heads will roll!

    Yum. Grower?

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 29, 2009 5:09:44 PM

  7. He's fuckable.

    Posted by: GCR | Jan 29, 2009 5:10:19 PM

  8. He is seriously the cutest thing ever. I absolutely love him!!

    Posted by: Gabriel | Jan 29, 2009 5:15:55 PM

  9. I don't know, Tank. If you look at the indentions of the stars, he could be a shower. Not that I stared at them for 15 minutes or anything.

    Hey, let's ask Derrick. He's a huge size queen! ;)

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 29, 2009 5:19:33 PM

  10. Crispy, good eye.

    Posted by: GayRepublican | Jan 29, 2009 5:34:49 PM

  11. OMG - it didn't dawn on me that one of "us" made the cover of the Advocate until you guys pointed it out. Change HAS come! lol

    And grower or shower, I'd totally hit it. On top of the bod, he has a sense of humor. Nothing sexier.

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 29, 2009 5:45:28 PM

  12. Mitcham is so freaking adorable.

    Matt & Tank, why the douchey comments? I just looked and the only non-gays on the last ten issues of the Advocate was Obama.

    Posted by: Jet Pack | Jan 29, 2009 6:01:39 PM

  13. Very nice all the way around.

    Someone should push Ian Thorpe off of a diving board.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 29, 2009 6:25:16 PM

  14. It should be illegal to be that perfect. I wonder if he'd fall for it if I kidnapped his boyfriend and posed as him.

    Posted by: Philip Wester | Jan 29, 2009 6:27:01 PM


    How hot is hot? So hot it's haute!

    Posted by: RogerRamjet | Jan 29, 2009 6:29:44 PM

  16. I am not a size queen but I can be impressed. It is not only his body, face and package. I just love his attitude, he is ADORABLE! If I were a rich man, la de de de dah...

    Posted by: davefromtampa | Jan 29, 2009 6:36:07 PM

  17. Adorable beyond belief, the tops in his athletic field and Out and Proud.

    Cn we say "Role Model" boys and girls?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 29, 2009 6:53:40 PM

  18. I dunno, I think it's a little late for you, ehrenstein. LOL! Just kidding.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 29, 2009 7:02:57 PM

  19. That is a GREAT cover. Matt is gorgeous.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 29, 2009 7:38:50 PM

  20. Interesting cover... "No Big Time Endorsements" ...Ian Thorpe has them all...

    Posted by: rockcandy | Jan 29, 2009 8:05:47 PM

  21. Interesting cover... "No Big Time Endorsements" ...Ian Thorpe has them all...

    Posted by: rockcandy | Jan 29, 2009 8:06:20 PM

  22. Matt and Tank,
    You could at least use proper grammar when you post ill-informed comments. It's lose not loose and proper names are capitalized. You two are morons.

    Posted by: Owen | Jan 29, 2009 8:57:55 PM

  23. Matthew Mitcham makes me even more proud of being gay. And his body is just perfect... and that line of hair on his belly, "el camino a la felicidad" (the road to happines)

    Posted by: Cuir Vargas | Jan 29, 2009 9:20:01 PM

  24. Looking good is the best revenge!

    Posted by: gg | Jan 29, 2009 9:24:05 PM

  25. a real hero! "que rico!" yummy.

    Posted by: nic | Jan 29, 2009 11:29:48 PM

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