• Tom Daley on his LGBTQ+ awakening: ‘I had my head in my hands. I felt so dark about being British'

    4 days ago - By The Guardian

    The Olympic diver has always been proud to represent his country. But making a documentary about gay rights in the Commonwealth led to a revelation Tom Daley sounds as if he's still in shock. Britain's most celebrated diver recently returned from visiting various Commonwealth countries to investigate LGBTQ+ rights. Of course he knew there were issues; that in much of the Commonwealth homosexuality is still criminalised, thanks to the British empire exporting draconian homophobic laws to the colonies in the 19th century. But knowing something is different from meeting the people who live...
    Read more ...