ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

I would be illegal in half of Commonwealth countries: Tom Daley’s film on gay athletes

08/10/2022 | Star Observer

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. “It opened my eyes to so many different things, where the laws came from, where that homophobia stemmed from in the first place and it is a legacy of colonialism and speaking to them, in particular, was very eye-opening,” Daley told BBC Radio 4.


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