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Tom Daley shares what he and husband Dustin like to do every night in bed

Dustin Lance Black, 48, five years ago.“When we get to bed, we always ask each other what our best and worst part of the day was.“It’s a good opportunity to share something nice, but then also share something that [wasn’t].“It doesn’t necessarily have to mean I’m p***ed off about him, it could be anything, but just being able to create that conversation.”  A post shared by Tom Daley (@tomdaley)Related: Tom Daley on the reasons he and Dustin Lance Black opted for surrogacyDaley met Black in early 2013. They became parents to a son, Robbie, in 2018.
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I Would Be Illegal in Half Of Commonwealth Countries: Tom Daley’s Film On Gay Athletes
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. The people in the documentary highlight the importance of visibility for queer people and it taught me an incredible amount about how we can continue the fight for equality,” said Daley. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Daley had in October 2021 said that he was on a “mission” to get the Olympics to ban countries where homosexuality is punishable by death.Tom Daley (centre) with LGBTQI advocates and athletes at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.Last month, at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Daley along with six other LGBTQI athletes carried the Queen’s baton into the stadium. “In over half of the Commonwealth countries, homosexuality is still a crime and in three of those countries the maximum penalty is the death sentence.
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Film shot in Ukraine takes aim at Russian homophobia
state-sponsored homophobia and hate crimes.Little did they imagine the turn of events which has badly affected their cast and crew, a reported 80% of which were Ukrainian."Shooting in Russia was impossible because of the law that prohibits LGBT propaganda," says Govare."Filming two men kissing in the street would have landed us all in jail."Ukraine was chosen for its scenic similarity to Russia, and the filming facilities for Western teams. No one dared imagine a Russian invasion.Today, an actress from the film is sheltering with her children in the Kharkiv metro and crew members have taken up arms.Some of the team have fled to France, where they are calling for solidarity in the profession to find them work.For the directors, beyond homophobia, ‘The Spangled Shrimps’ is a hymn to freedom in general, and the link to the current situation in Ukraine is obvious."The film tells how Putin oppresses the LGBT community,” notes Le Gallo, who says he got used to singing "Slava Ukraïni" (glory to Ukraine) at the preview screenings in France."Today, Putin oppresses the whole world, so that particularly resonates".The film paints an unequivocal portrait of the effects of Putin’s policies, in a country where violence against homosexuals is frequent.It is in this universe that the merry gang of “Shiny Shrimps” arrives, joined by a new character, Sélim (Bilal El Atreby), a young heterosexual steeped in prejudice.
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Ron DeSantis just reaffirmed his status as human garbage
Florida governor Ron DeSantis put his transphobia on full display while challenging the results of last week’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) swimming championship women’s 500-yard freestyle event.Trans athlete Lia Thomas narrowly beat Florida-native Emma Weyant, but not according to DeSantis.In a proclamation that misgenders Thomas and has no bearing on the results, the governor declared Weyant, who previously won the silver medal at the 400m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics, the “rightful winner” of the event.Related: DeSantis press secretary tweets vile take on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill and the Internet just can’t with her“By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud,” DeSantis tweeted along with the proclamation.He continued: “In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle.”By allowing men to compete in women's sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud.In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota's Emma Weyant as the best women's swimmer in the 500y freestyle. pic.twitter.com/tBmFxFE3q6— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 22, 2022DeSantis’ position that transgender athletes being allowed to compete puts “ideology ahead of opportunity for women athletes” has no scientific basis, according to experts.Many were quick to call out his transphobic comments for what they are:Ron DeSantis is a transphobic POS.
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Thailand brings 'boys' love' back to Japan with homegrown dramas
yaoi” that refers to works featuring homoerotic relationships between male characters — these homegrown dramas have been on the rise following the success of the 2016 Thai BL series “Sotus.” But it wasn’t until the release of “2gether,” a 13-episode series about two handsome college boys who go from being in a fake relationship to falling in love, that the flame for a boom in Japan was well and truly ignited.The show, produced by Thai television production studio GMMTV Co., debuted in February 2020 and soon became a hit overseas due to the “stay-at-home” lifestyle brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.“One of the greatest draws (of the show) is that viewers can learn about a culture different to that of Japan, such as food and fashion,” says a spokesperson for Contents Seven Co., a video licensing company that promptly acquired the Japanese distribution rights for “2gether.”While the Tokyo-based company had previously imported BL dramas from China and Taiwan, it decided to pick up its first Thai one when it saw potential in “2gether” even before it had aired. Through January, the series, which first streamed in Japan on Rakuten TV in July 2020, has been released on 13 domestic streaming platforms and aired on 10 TV stations.Yui, a Japanese fan living in Bangkok, says she began watching Thai BL last May after hearing about its popularity in Japan.
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