05/06/2014 09:41 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Derrick Gordon, Gay UMass Basketball Player, Dating 'CSI' Actor Gerald McCullouch: Report

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Newly-out college basketball star Derrick Gordon reportedly has a famous new boyfriend -- "CSI" actor Gerald McCullouch.

Gordon, 22, and McCullouch, 47, strolled the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 3, and even shared a quick smooch, according to TMZ.

McCullouch told E! Online that he and the University of Massachusetts athlete first connected on Twitter several years ago. Gordon had seen McCullouch in the indie film "BearCity" shortly beforehand.

"Through the years I've encouraged him to lead an authentic life and tried my best to offer as much objective support as possible, 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 said.

Gordon also tweeted a photo of the pair at the GLAAD Awards along with "My So-Called Life" star Wilson Cruz, who also serves as GLAAD's National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer.

Gordon made history last month when he became the first active NCAA Division I basketball player to come out as gay.

"I've always loved sports, but always felt I had to hide and be someone that I'm not," Gordon said in a statement at the time. "For my whole life I've been living my life as a lie. I am telling my story so that athletes never feel like they have to hide. You can be true to yourself and play the sport that you love."

According to IMDB, McCullouch recently wrapped production on a new movie, "Daddy," which is due out in 2015.



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