10 Reasons Nick Symmonds Is Basically Perfect

American Olympic track star Nick Symmonds won queer hearts the world over earlier this week when he dedicated his silver medal on anti-gay Russian soil to his LGBT friends back home. But that’s just one reason to love the 29-year-old middle distance runner. In fact there’s nothing not to love about Nick, we can confidently declare after spending hours trolling through his social media pages. He’s pretty much perfect, you gays.

Check out 10 reasons why Nick Symmonds is perfect and true. 

11. He’s an animal lover and has a bunny named Mortimer T.R. Symmonds


2 2. Those eyes


3. 3. He can rock the ‘stache if he wants to


44. His bedroom face (we’re guessing)

4a And hoping.


5 5. He’s a smart guy: “Coach said I could have one beer”


6a 6. Baby got back

6Hard at twerk, we see…


77. He’s a sea-man


88. This face he made while reading Fifty Shades


9b 9. He loves halloween, he’s been a crab, panda, and a Playboy bunny


10c 10. He looks good in and out of clothes.


In case you don’t believe us:




But he looks adorable as a panda:


See, perfect! We rest our case.

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  • MikeE

    a couple of reasons he isn’t “perfect”:

    1. Melaleuka? really?
    2. he’s straight.
    3. had he REALLY been an LGBT ally, he would have started out saying that he’d dedicate out loud his medal to his LGBT friends, instead of talking about “not walking into someone else’s house and telling them how to raise their children” and “silently dedicating” his medal. BS

    He decided to dare and take the extra step in Russia. Good for him. But it doesn’t excuse his pathetic speech about “other peoples’ homes” and “respecting their laws”.

    he needs to stand up and apologize for that.

    and it still won’t make him “perfect”.. see points 1. and 2.

  • alterego1980

    As things stand, any announcer in the world covering the Olympics can see Nick Symmonds on the medal podium (hopefully) at the next Summer Olympics, or even have a conversation about him at Sochi, and talk about how he stood up for equality in the face of morally reprehensible laws from the Russian Gov’t while in Russia. They can’t say that about any other Athlete. Everyone is telling them to “be quiet” “don’t ruin your chances” blah blah blah. I don’t blame him one bit for what he said. I applaud him for it. It was elegant and truthful and he made the case for equality without pissing off everyone telling him to shut up! And he’s not even gay and still fights the good fight!!!!
    I don’t see how or why other crap on him when he’s the only one standing up for what’s right. Your energies should be spent calling out and urging others to speak up and support equality too!

  • B Damion

    @MikeE …o there you go again throwing shade girl. Shade,shade,shade. Are you made that you can’t have him? Is that it?

  • B Damion


  • Polaro

    @B Damion: Seriously, there is always one bitzhy queen to pizs on the parade.

  • kevinjabs

    I’m going to have to agree with the author. This guy is as close to perfect as it gets. Why can’t I find one just like him that happens to ride the other bus?

  • ouragannyc

    @B Damion: Child, MikeE is just angry!!!

  • MikeE

    @B Damion: No.

    I don’t want him. he’s straight. Unlike you, I’m not one of those gays who fixates on guys I can’t have. Besides, I’ve been happily married for years.

    However, I have difficulty accepting his first comments regarding the laws in Russia and reconciling them with what he did afterwards.

    If you’re not aware of the douchey comments he made about the Russian laws, about how you “don’t go into someone’s house and tell them how to raise their children”, or that he’s “a guest in their country and respects their laws”. Or how he would “silently” dedicate his medal if he won one.

    In my opinion, all of that makes him not so much the hero you guys would like.

    Take the time to go jerk off to his pictures, get it out of your system, then spend a few minutes googling his previous comments regarding the Russian anti-LGBT laws.

    He owes the LGBT community an apology for his incredibly stupid and unsupportive previous comments. And it’s not like those comments are from years ago. They are barely a week old.

  • ouragannyc

    @MikeE: I thought his about not wanting to offend the host nation laws was weird.
    But everyone has their perception of what respect means.
    Overall, I believe that he’s friendly to the LGBT community.

  • B Damion

    @MikeE..Yes your grace!

  • ouragannyc

    Did the Nike commercial ever played in the States?
    I don’t think I ever saw it.
    I thought nudity was not allowed in commercials.

  • Teleny

    Any man that can own and care for a bunny is cool by me!

  • scotshot

    @MikeE: It’s easy to sit in the cheap seats and criticize others. Go to Russia, stand on a corner & show him how you think it should be done. Then live with the consequences of your actions.
    You’re being beyond naive to expect anything good to come from the actions that you’re advocating.

  • BrandoPolo

    @MikeE: The flaw in Mike’s criticism is that Nick Symmonds was absolutely right: gays DO need to sweep around their own front doors before they start worrying about Russia.

    Gay communities are some of the most openly bigoted places you can find. Gay porn stars refusing to sleep with black guys, gay bars refusing to hire non-security staff that isn’t lily white, gay fashion houses like Andrew Christian refusing to feature anything but white models, gay companies selling black dildoes nicknamed “the thug,” gay magazines never featuring anything but white models. I could go on and on and on.

    If gays are *really* serious about ending discrimination, you don’t have to go all the way to Russia: you can start right here in America in Chelsea and in West Hollywood. All these gay campaigns against hate should only be taken seriously when there’s an equally vociferous campaign to integrate our “no blacks, no Asians” Aryan Youth worshipping communities.

    Remove the plank from thine own eye before you criticize the toothpick in others’.

  • mlbumiller

    @BrandoPolo: and do forget you are only worth anything if you are under 30 years old and if your are 30+ you are forgiven if you look like a Men’s Fitness model.

  • Anthony

    I completely disagree with #3 (regarding his mustache). YUCK!

  • jwrappaport

    That’s it. I’m quitting law school to be an Olympic groupie.

  • Tackle

    @ Brandopolo: You have valid points that happen to be true. And the age thing is also true. I will add that Nick is a very attractive man. But I think a gay writer of a gay blog should be very careful in declaring perfection to and for a straight guy. Because there is a large problem within gay circles of too many claiming that they are (straight acting) like it’s some desired trait.

  • manxxxx

    Wow! Tough crowd. While I don’t think we need to worship at his feet I don’t understand the outrage at his actions. Undeniably he is an ally of the LGBTQ community. The fact that he would say anything should be at minimum acknowledged as positive. We don’t have to grovel, but a simple note of thanks or a virtual smile would do. His reaction and response to the comments of Yelena Isinbayeva,the Russian pole vaulter, demonstrate that he is a man of character.

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