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Derrick Gordon reveals older boyfriend

Derrick Gordon & Gerald McCullouch - Cover

It came as no surprise that when UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon came out as the first openly gay college basketball star this year, fans would take a vested interest in his love life. And Gordon had everyone wondering who had stolen his heart when he teased that he was bringing a date to this past weekend’s GLAAD Awards. Now, Gordon has finally revealed his surprising new beau to the world.

According to TMZ, Gordon’s date to the GLAAD Awards was former “CSI” actor Gerald McCullouch, who is 25 years Gordon’s senior. Gordon, who is 22, was photographed smooching his 47-year-old date on the red carpet as they posed together for photo ops.

Derrick Gordon & Gerald McCullouch Kissing

Fans of Gordon were certainly surprised by the couple and questioned whether they were actually dating or just paired up for the awards show.

However, McCullouch silenced many questions when he spoke to E! Online and confirmed that he and Gordon are indeed dating. McCullouch explains that he and Gordon struck up a friendship years ago after Gordon saw him in the film BearCity.

“Through the years I’ve encouraged him to lead an authentic life and tried my best to offer as much objective support as possible,” said McCullouch, who, ironically, recently finished up production on Daddy, his feature directorial debut, in which he also stars. The film just so happens to be about a man in his forties who falls for a much younger guy.

McCulloch explains that, before he and Gordon began dating, he played a major part in helping the young basketball star make his way out of the closet.

“It was a scary time for him,” McCullouch recalls, “and I tried my best to assure him that self-acceptance wasn’t anything to be ashamed of and I strongly suggested he find a support team at UMass.”

McCullouch says that it wasn’t until last month that he and Gordon finally met in person and the sparks flew from there.

“There is certainly a spark between Derrick and me,” McCullouch explained. “I’m very proud of him and think he’s an engaging, courageous, and handsome young man.”

There may be a lot of broken hearts since Gordon is off the market now that he’s found romance during such a monumental period in his life. – nicholas robinson


  1. John H. Montgomery Jr. on May 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    what about Benghazi

  2. Curts Jackson on May 8, 2014 at 12:07 am

    ok I am at a loss here he saw this older white man in a movie and became friends really. I just am really blown away what in the hell did he find attractive he needs a father figure and of course a white one. I wonder if anyone else noticed that he became attracted to an image not a person now hes dating this man. I dont understand and it is actually disturbing if this older man really cared I dont believe he would have encouraged this mess. What an utter same and its really sad does this young man need to be loved that bad.?

  3. Cummbottom on February 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Kissing to be cleaver what ever still lingering notions why? Guys sexual preference refuse to discuss this: irrelevant besides Derrick” going heckled those ridiculing in damn closet. No such what? To discuss or fuss: Black guys sucking “Wee Wee” many afraid be open not OUTING! Fact acknowledging your freedom, Derrick dating of choice to “Opera Queens” so … damn mean write there hate distaste. Derrick bottomed out by older mature, go find a man if you can selfish “drama” Queens. Irate can’t find ideal date to escape upon sexual and compatibility of love go Derrick with your heart. Gerald is cute somewhat “Greyish” reminds of “Dallas Steele and Alan Silver hairy n handsome opposite attraction. To envious saying, Gordon looking younger Top or Twink this stinks admire each other it’s appealing I know the “Opera Queens” as seems why screaming hate brown bottoms for only used Queens! Yeah, Gordon forcing whom? Not your business critical why false imagery men?Yes, GLAAD” whom dislike since promote whom, only hierarchy ignored blight of majority what ever! Derrick I saw, doubt in your (facial expression) deal with bigotry pressure not so “straight all macho America sports media! EJ Jr. Ms. Opera Queen, why haven’ t you gotten the attention of “GLAAD” wealthy don’t have nothing to say for “LGBTQ” equality only personal “drama”!