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'So You Think You Can Dance' Contestant Tucker Knox Reveals He's Gay and Married: VIDEO


Though he was not out while he was on the show, Tucker Knox, a contestant on Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance posted the above photo to his Instagram account yesterday:

"I'm gonna start a "fall back Friday" mainly cuz I miss the hubs and that beach!"

Towleroad tipsters tell us that this is the first time he has revealed that information. If that's not the case, the cute shot is still worth celebrating.

Knox was not out on the show though they did make some thinly-veiled references to it and his husband was seen in the audience. Knox was eliminated on August 20.

A week before his elimination, he danced in the first same-sex pairing of the season, with Robert Roldan.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Not a big surprise on that one, but it's still sad that dancers on that show don't feel they can come out while still competing. So often there's a type of "compelled heterosexuality", especially from Nigel, goading the male dancer to say how sexually attractive he finds his female dance partner.

    I'm happy for him and his husband. What a cute couple. (I think Tucker should be on the tour right now, which has to be rough.)

    Posted by: SeattleMike | Sep 28, 2013 12:53:06 PM

  2. while the announcement may have never been made, tucker alluded to the difficulties growing up, how much he appreciated his sports minded father driving him to dance classes, and lastly, when tucker was dancing, the camera cut to his significant other several times, and those of us observing and commenting in dance groups took notice and commented on it. i suspect it was his decision for the sake of votes to remain silent. the show has grown up about the issue, audiences have not fully followed suit.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Sep 28, 2013 12:59:46 PM

  3. Now if ABC would wake up to reality with their male dancers on Dancing with the Stars because supposedly only one of them is gay. So pathetic.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 28, 2013 1:14:08 PM

  4. Of COURSE he wasn't out while he was on the show. Not only did the head guy on the show "Nigel Lythgow" tell a same sex dancing couple auditioning that they should dance with women "Try it, you might like it" But any time there is ANY male dancer on the show who is even the tiniest bit flamboyant Lythgow will go OUT OF HIS WAY to constantly ask them about whatever female partner they just danced with. He will continually say things like "Well, your routine was great, but who wouldn't be inspired dancing with HER?! Isn't she hot, sexy, etc... and the poor obviously gay dancer is sitting there going "Um, yeah, she's smoking".
    Lythgow was obviously teased and called gay for being a dancer when he was younger and is on a mission it seems to pretend that there is no such thing as a gay male dancer.

    Posted by: cam | Sep 28, 2013 1:20:03 PM

  5. Something tells me there's many a gay dancer on that show. Just a hunch.

    Posted by: KEVIN | Sep 28, 2013 1:20:06 PM

  6. We were rooting for him until he was eliminated. If I recall correctly, the previous week he suffered an injury or was sick and did not perform - so by the rules they automatically placed him in the bottom 3 the next week. Then the judges alone decide who is eliminated based on a solo, where Nigel has the final say. Nigel's obvious self-loathing homophobia is very thinly veiled. Travis Wall has a very promising future as a choreographer which was displayed prominently in the beautifully danced piece.

    Posted by: DrMikey | Sep 28, 2013 1:27:24 PM

  7. Not a surprise. I don't blame the dancers for waiting until after the competition to reveal being gay, as it is voter driven and you only risk alienating certain people who may have voted for you otherwise. Shouldn't be this way, but it is the reality of the situation.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Sep 28, 2013 1:33:33 PM

  8. When the dancers discussed who inspires them, Tucker chose his father. He praised his father for overcoming pride, bias and disappointment to accept and support him. It was pretty clear they he wasn't talking about dancing. Back on the live program nigel also lauded mr. knox (for loving his gay son). I think nigel speaks from experience. He's pretty much gotten over the "ick" factor.

    Posted by: verbocityeric | Sep 28, 2013 1:57:19 PM

  9. Folks can rant all the want, but the bottom line is that for everyone but the strict homosexuals, the heterosexual archetypes are what most people hold to be primary. Most of the stories in the world are told in these archetypes, and dance is no exception. It's not homophobic to expect dancers (like actors) to be able to convincingly fill BOTH homo- and heterosexual roles. Tucker was awesome, and while obviously gay, could very convincingly well play heterosexual (which was his job). The thing that dismays me is that it is simply truth that there are enough actual homophobes out there that it can produce enough of an effect to drop a out gay person's score just enough they they lose. We see it season after season in the dancers that don't seem completely straight. Obviously superior gay male dancers lose to inferior competitors as a matter of course when the general public votes.

    Posted by: Tarc | Sep 28, 2013 2:03:24 PM

  10. This was actually a topic we were discussing in a dance seminar yesterday. My professor, who runs a dance studio in Amherst, was told by many of her students, that the contract for the show explicitly states that the contestants are FORBIDDEN to ever mention their sexual orientation, even during audition stages.

    This is mostly because Nigel Lythgoe, and the competitive dance community in general, plays with the contestant. In dance, they want to be seen as sexually AVAILABLE in order to gain favor with any audience. When the contestants are forced to heteronormativity in their dances, they are mainstreamed in order to secure the votes of the American audience. It comes as no surprise that when Tucker danced with Robert and achieved emotion with another male, he ,lost votes. It's a shame really.

    Posted by: Joseph Mercado | Sep 28, 2013 2:42:02 PM

  11. The show doesn't do that well anymore anyway. Maybe they should allow the dancers to be themselves, they may not get fangirl votes but more people might tune in.

    Posted by: KEVIN | Sep 28, 2013 3:58:12 PM

  12. DUH? You think? Gurlina please..!

    How is this even relevant news?


    Posted by: Bigun | Sep 28, 2013 4:57:50 PM

  13. Stopped watching that show a few years back. The judging was infuriating. That said, they're a cute couple...they look like twins actually o.O

    Posted by: daws | Sep 28, 2013 5:15:05 PM

  14. Wow, does anyone else think if they had the same hair color, they'd look like brothers?? (not that there's anything wrong with that.. lol!)

    Posted by: Fox | Sep 28, 2013 5:31:45 PM

  15. @Daws - Ha ha - Your comment wasn't up when I started reading the thread and posted ;-)

    Posted by: Fox | Sep 28, 2013 5:34:03 PM

  16. i just assume all the guys on that shwo are flaming queens

    Posted by: Casey | Sep 28, 2013 6:45:24 PM

  17. Just another proof we are still victims of propaganda of heterosexuality every day. Sometimes I think Putin-style laws but for agressive heterosexuals.

    Posted by: litper | Sep 28, 2013 8:52:02 PM

  18. A gay dancer shocking just shocking- what's next a gay boxer?!

    Posted by: jarago | Sep 28, 2013 9:02:43 PM

  19. As a dancer myself I know all that talk about ballet, modern, jazz, etc dance being filled with straight or even almost straight men is nonsense.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Sep 28, 2013 9:49:39 PM

  20. And for the record, I have come across plenty of male dancers who played sports. The two do go together sometimes.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Sep 28, 2013 9:53:19 PM

  21. Its 2013, this is not breaking news. Finding gay dancers on primetime is like those corny "afterschool specials" from the 1980s! Except they were more excitng: bulimia, addiction, date rape, acne, bad hair that was good t.v.

    Posted by: hot dumb italian mike | Sep 29, 2013 12:46:56 AM

  22. uh............who?



    Posted by: D1 | Sep 29, 2013 2:02:37 AM

  23. I may be wrong but I think his husband was usually in the audience.

    Posted by: db | Sep 29, 2013 1:35:53 PM

  24. D1, if you don't care about things like this why are you even looking at this site?

    Posted by: db | Sep 29, 2013 1:36:16 PM

  25. Do you think they can run?? I hope so.

    Posted by: PS | Sep 29, 2013 10:08:00 PM

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