Out of all sports I feel personally we have more swimmers and divers who come out as gay ie Greg Louganus,Matthew Mitcham,Mark Tewksbury and Daniel Kowalski to name a few.
Who in the swimming and diving world is rumoured to be gay or who may come out next,besides of course Ian Thorpe ?
All of them.
That's like asking which church organists are gay.
Rumored to be???
Not only am I gay, I'm a raging queen
Ian Thorpe is widely assumed to be gay, even though he still denies it.
Bruce Hayes, Dan Veatch, Johan Kenkhuis,and Alex Kostich are other out swimmers. David Pichler is an out diver. Diana Nyad is the only out swimming lesbian that I can think of off the top of my head.
Why, oh why, can't Ryan Lochte be one of ours?
David Pichler is even more adorable in person; a slight southern accent, and those big doe eyes.
Lots of rumours here at the DL going back at least .... five years? More? Lenny lived with a male roommate and someone here 'knew' him and said he was gay because he was a swimmer as well. This poster also locked eyes with a British freestyle swimmer, Mark something, and got the vibe.
Other posters who went to uni with him or ran into him in public have attested to Michael Phelps' heteroness. He's apparently got herpes and fucked unattractive girls on campus. I vividly recall that, after the Athens Olympics, a poster here who didn't care about swimming ran into Phelps and someone asked him if he'd scored at Athens. 'Yeah, man. Seven, and they were all hot,' was the response. The poster thought he was a douche for saying that.
Mark Foster is the name - and I thought he was out.
Yeah but I have heard rumours that Phelps is gay and I must admit my gaydar went off when I first saw him.But that means nothing,when I saw John Travolta I thought he was gay and of course I know he has a wonderful fulfilled marriage with Kelly so my observations mean nothing.
David Boudia. He's so cute. Anyone know if he is gay?
That's right, R11, Mark Foster.
And didn't the insider swimmer also post that he got The Look from the very hot Aleksandr Popov during his competitive swimming days? It's been a long time, but I'm pretty sure that's true. And very hot, if true.
The only swimmers and divers I know of are gay, so....
Come to think of it, nobody gives a fuck about them (with the exception of Pothead McFasterswimmer...Michael Phelps) until they come out of the closet.
If Mark Foster is gay, he's doing a good job of hiding it.
Foster can't be gay. No gay man would walk in public with that horrible Frost N Tip hair job
Krayzelburg has been married for years. They have twin girls who are 6 or 7 years old. He used to run a swimming academy at the Shorefront Y in Brooklyn, not sure if he's still in the area.
Doesnt mean though that these guys could have been bi.Popov is beautiful
Michael Phelps was gay, but then the 'mos threw him out because he was too stupid to give a blow job.
They were like you extra chromosome toting freak, get over to the other side, you're ugly anyway.
It wasn't fair as 'mos wouldn't let Phelps give oral unless he had a bag over his head. That would make it hard to give a good blow job.
Am I the only one who didn't know that Michael Phelps did an ad for Head and Shoulders shampoo? It's ... oddly hot.
It's pretty certain Mark Foster is gay, though not out. His long-term boyfriend is supposed to have been the hurdler Colin Jackson, thuogh they may have broken up (not being officially together in the first place, it's hard to be sure). Foster was on Strictly Come Dancing, the original for Dancing with the Stars, and went on holiday to Gran Canaria with the two out gay pro dancers, Ian Waite and Matthew Cutler (all three are hugely tall). Hard to see a striaght man doing that.
Spitz isn't gay. He broke up the marriage of my high school coach - he'd been a coach at Indiana and considered Spitz a close friend...until Spitz fucked his wife.
R27, and Christine Bleakley was in the same SCD series as Mark and partnered with Matthew Cutler. The lot of them became friends and went on a break together. Christine has been with footballer Frank Lampard for years but of course the tabs had to spin the pics into something else.
By the way, Mark is great friends with John Barrowman and his partner Scott and he is represented by the same agent as John, Gavin Barker (also gay and married to a BBC PR person for SCD Stuart MacDonald). There really is more pointing in the way of Mark being gay than straight even if he won't admit it himself (for some bizarre reason).
R16 - they're in Sitges in that pic for crying out loud. That's like saying she's hanging on to a man in Provincetown - most likely they're just friends.
Note all of the other unattached men around her?
Mark Foster is gay.
Is there a diver on the US Team who was born in Switzerland or the Netherlands ?
I just found out my cousin (female) is dating him. I don't know his name though. She has moved out West to be with him while he trains.
R31, a Norwegian swimmer recently died while training in Arizona.
Yep r31 very hot guy but have heard no
rumours about him.
That is sad about Mark Spitz.I knew it was a longshot he was one of ours but still.He is just a sleazebag well dime a dozen
I used to lust after Matt Biondi back in the day.
Tell me more, R14!!
I wouldn't be surprised really...he and Hoogie were pretty close.
I remember someone asking him about Michael Klim I believe and how close they were and he said they were close, but not as close as Dasha (his wife) and him...a rather strange answer, I felt at the time.
Weren't there rumors about Steve Lundquist or am I remembering wrong?
I wish there was r37 he was hot yum
Well if Chris Mears and Jack Laugher of the UK aren't gay, they sure do a good job faking it.
Matt Biondi was so hot but seemed very straight.
Who was the swimmer, maybe the 96 Olympics, whose Speedos were always too small and his buttcrack was always showing?
All divers may safely be assumed to be gay.
Swimmers from East European, African, or South American countries who train in the USA may also
be assumed to be gay.
Matt biondi seems very straight but yes very hot
yes, there is a first time US Olympian male diver who is gay but closeted...he has an on again/off again thing with a swimmer at Cal Berkeley, although the diver goes to Stanford.
I know this is true because my friend (male)slept with him twice in high school.
Apparently David Boudia and his coach are fundies with the amount of times they want to praise god. And even though he looks gay he has a fiance which NBC DEFINITLY WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT, PLEASE DON'T THINK HE'S GAY PEOPLE WATCHING AT HOME.
r9, I would bet the mortgage Finchum is family. If not, I feel very, very bad for him.
r43, thanks for the juice. Not a hard one to figure out on the Stanford end, but I'm curious about the swimmer. Rival schools, too - intriguing.
I get a ping from Nick McCrory. Then again, Boudia's engaged to a girl, so what do I know?
Finchum and Ipsen have definite gay faces. I wouldn't be surprised if Dumais is also gay.
Finchum also has major gay voice. Plus which Dumais there were 3 of them at the trials.
BTW Steele Johnson is the diver to watch out for in 2016. Great porn name.
being a swimmer doesn't make you gay. Being a swimmer makes a lot of the straight world assume you are gay though because it's a stupid stereotype. Sad to see that even gay men follow those stupid stereotypes. Tisk risk.
What about the German swimmers? Not famous but hot. Anybody?
I eat shit.
Why Thorpey wouldn't come out if he was gay?
He's not active swimmer any more, he doesn't have to worry about sponsorships, he's not living at home in case his folks are homophobic...
Japan's Ryousuke Irie
Don't we now know that Thorpe has a Brazilian diver of his own - they have homes in Australia and Brazil and visit each other families .... can't think of his name right now, Daniel ?
I got a gay vibe from that diver Sascha Klein .... or perhaps wishful thinking.
Daniel Mendes is Ian Thorpe's Brazilian room-mate for the last 3 years ... please stop trying to read more into this simple friendship, Ian needs someone to share his houses with. Honestly, some people ...
Saw David Boudia a lot during the 2012 Olympic trails. He may be engaged to a female, but his mannerisms are totally femme.
Troy Dumais, however, behaves totally straight. Like, get the MGD and lets go hunting and work on cars, straight.
I want another hint from r43 on the Cal swimmer Ipsen is on again/off again with. I have a strong guess that, like Ipsen, he's blonde & from the Bay Area.
OP...how 'bout almost all of them?
Mark Tewksbury is openly gay
I never hear a peep on these threads about Despatie.
60 posts and no mention of Tom Daley?
A lot of posts of Tom Daley anyone else
I want to have nasty nasty sex with Tom Daley
Ian Thorpe has become a walking joke in Australia; everyone knows he is gay, but he keeps vehemently denying it. He's painted himself into such a corner that if he ever did come out there would be one hell of a backlash.
In 2007 he claimed he had a "long-term, long-distance relationship (with champion American breaststroker Amanda Beard), and it was great while it lasted. It was sort of public knowledge we were seeing each other, and yet not. It went on for ages, years".
But Beard, 27, yesterday told her agent: "Take out the word relationship and put in the word friendship and that's exactly what it was."
Ian has been in a relationship with Brazilian swimmer Daniel Mendes for years. I don't have a problem with people being in the closet, but I can't help but be offended when they actively beard/deny their sexuality. What does Ian have to lose at this stage? His swimming career is over, no one really gives a toss about him anymore.
Thorpie is a strange, sad case. Does he have family pressures to stay in the closet? I've read that his father is deeply religious.
And it's one thing to be coy about being gay in interviews, but the fact that he published his autobiography a few months ago in which he STILL overtly denies it is just bizarre. Particularly when he would have sold stacks more copies if he finally came out.
Exactly r65! The media's collective response to him coming out would be "meh..."
Isn't about the Japanese fans or something.I heard he makes stacks of money off them and they ( girls) want him as their boyfriend or some such bull.
Why do swimmers and divers seem so unmasculine, perhaps with the exception of Ryan Lochte who has a lot of macho swagger?
Wow. Last night I saw a show called "Splash" that was a celebrity diving competition and I have to say....it was the gayest thing I've ever seen on t.v.
Splash, what a horrid show but I watched every episode mainly to see the winner Rory Bushfield.
He is so hot and talented. Also to watch Drake Bell who got in great shape by the end of the show.
Man did David Boudia come across SO gay in that show. He made Greg Louganis look straight. Boudia also came across as a self centered douche in the show and seemed like he would be a prick to be around.
Is the Berkeley swimmer at R43 Nathan Adrian?
R72, Anthony Ervin trains at Cal too.
Thomas Finchum has a lot of other gay swimmer followers on Twitter, not that it means anything...
I don't have much doubt about Finchum after seeing this interview.
mark foster is 100percent gay and came outyears ago.michael phelps is bisexual,but as yet has not publicly admitted it.these are the true facts about these famous sportsmen.
michael phelps is definitely gay,you would not give your team mates blowjobs in the showers after practice sessions if you were straight i dont think?,unless of course hes bi curious?.this would mean that he likes cunnylingus and fellatio?.
I had to turn off the Finchum video; the sound of his voice was turning my entire office lavender.
I pal dated gay diver David Pichler; said he was fantastic in bed!
Dunno about any men (although Jack Laugher apparently came out at some point, I saw him listed as openly gay somewhere), but the other rumour is that Alicia Blagg is a lesbian. As Ive mentioned before, there were some local rumours that Rebecca Adlington likes girls, but there are more rumours suggesting shes a major cock hound
Two-time bronze medalist diver Mary Ellen Clark. She even moved to Northampton after her diving career was over at coaches diving at one of the all-female colleges in the area.
All of them! This is Datalounge!
R84, no one thinks everyone is gay. Get a life.
Man, how I wish Salim Iles had been named in this thread.
Dara Torres. I think she got married again, but please. Butcher than butch.
Tom Daley came out.
As did Thorpe. Another one we/the rumors were right about.
So many divers are Gay. i mean in proportion to other sports there seems way more.
I was a diver in high school. Of course, not ALL divers are gay, but maybe a higher percentage than other sports.
Diving always seemed to attract (1) gays or "sexually confused" guys, and for straight guys --(2) wild child drug users - seriously - I think it was a rush for them to throw themselves off of a diving board or platform and flip and twist (sort of like a snowboarding rush); I knew plenty of druggie divers, and (3) smaller athletic guys who didn't make it in other sports and had an "in" into diving - a parent or sibling who dove or simply the school coach recruited them - they probably wouldn't have chosen it simply by themselves.
Gays can obviously fall under categories (2) and (3) as well.
[quote]Krayzelburg has been married for years.
Then there's no doubt that he's totally straight.
OK he's a cute 19yo who's never had a girlfriend and never been on a date but that doesn't mean he's gay.
He really might be the US's best hope for gold at the 2016 summer Olympics.
Diving and figure skating are THE gayest sports bar none!
Slightly off topic, but hot French ex-swimmer Alain Bernard just narrowly avoided being killed on the set of a reality TV show about athletes surviving in inhospitable locations. 10 people died, including other athletes, when the two helicopters they were riding in collided. Bernard had just gotten out of one of be helicopters for weight restriction reasons.
[R6} this is to let you know that David Pichler grew up north of Pittsburgh (in Butler Country)
I've been next to David Boudia and he didn't seem gay close up. On the other hand, I've also been next to Nick McCrory and have spoken with Kristian Ipsen, and I'm going to have to hang the G around their neck.
Back in the late 90's USA divers Bryan Gillooly, Brent Roberts and Chris Mantilla...have no idea if they were (one could hope) but I'm pretty sure I remember reading that Patrick Jeffery was. I will have to check on that.
Just posted a thread about Tom Luschinger, Olympic hopeful swimmer who wrote moving account in Out Sports of accepting his sexuality, back in December.