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Gay sports news: 5% of U.S. men are gay, study says; Tom Daley says it was love at first sight

Tom Daley
Tom Daley
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The first item on our news roundup list is not sports-specific, but it is a very interesting analysis of exactly what percentage of American men are gay. The piece was in Sunday's New York Times Week in Review section and looks at everything from Facebook declarations to searches for gay porn.

Also, a lot of tidbits after Britsh diver Tom Daley announced he has a boyfriend. Still no definitive word on who the person is -- Daley won't say -- though the British tabloids still say it's American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

How Many American Men Are Gay? - NYTimes.com
At least 5 percent of American men, I estimate, are predominantly attracted to men, and millions of gay men still live, to some degree, in the closet. Gay men are half as likely as straight men to acknowledge their sexuality on social networks. More than one quarter of gay men hide their sexuality from anonymous surveys. The evidence also suggests that a large number of gay men are married to women.

Tom Daley Talks to Jonathan Ross About Coming Out, Being in Love with a Guy: VIDEO| Gay News | Towleroad
British diver Tom Daley appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday night to talk about a number of things, including his diving reality show Splash, the Olympics in 2016, and his coming out. The identity of Daley's boyfriend, thought to be Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black, was not revealed on the program. "It really was love at first sight," said Daley.

Boris Becker: I salute Tom Daley’s courage to come out as gay | Showbiz | News | Daily Express
“I saw the news. I don’t know him that well but you have the right to live your own life according to your beliefs and who you fall in love with, male or female,” Boris, 46, tells us. “It’s a brave step and I salute him. Everybody should live their private life to their own desires."

Homosexuality in soccer: Let Tom Daley be an inspiration - Irish Mirror Online
Whoever is brave enough to step forward first will not only have the potential to earn millions of pounds, but, more importantly, they will begin smashing down walls of discrimination – in all walks of life. It will encourage other homosexual players to come out, while gay ­supporters will also feel much more ­comfortable in the football environment. The benefits will then seep into ­society as a whole.

Tom Daley is an inspiration says diving pal (From Daily Echo)
Tom Daley’s former diving partner Peter Waterfield has praised the teenager for revealing he is in a relationship with a man. The Southampton-based former Olympic medallist was not surprised when Daley came out earlier this week in a video on YouTube.

NFL's Troy Vincent To Gay Player: Come On Out! - On Top Magazine | Gay news & entertainment
Troy Vincent, a former NFL player and current head of the players' union, has said that the NFL is ready for its first openly gay player. “As far as we're concerned, it's 'Come on out!'”

BBC News - Colin Kazim-Richards to face trial over homophobic gesture
A soccer player accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match is to face trial.