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I Would Be Illegal in Half Of Commonwealth Countries: Tom Daley’s Film On Gay Athletes

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Out gay British Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley is receiving praise for his new documentary film ‘Illegal To Be Me‘ that explores the lives of gay athletes, many living in countries where homosexuality is illegal.

Daley said the shooting the film exposed him to the fact that the laws against homosexuality in Commonwealth countries were a legacy of British colonialism.

Tom DaleyIn a social media post, Daley revealed that he had been travelling around the world meeting other gay athletes for the film. “This year I have been travelling around the Commonwealth, visiting countries where same sex relationships are a crime,” said Daley. “I have spoken to athletes, advocates and activists to try and find out how they think sporting federations can better support and protect LGBTQIA+ athletes.

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