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Coming up for air.



I really like Tom Daley. He's so... cool? Down to earth? As in there does not seem to be anything stale about him and his view of the world? He's also an incredible athlete with great achievements and yet, he seems to be down to earth and very relatable (he knits!). I knew of him before he married Dustin Lance Black (Oscar winner husband, natch) but after he came out about being in love with Black, I became a fan. Representation, right? The whole age difference between them (Daley is 27) was tabloid fodder, especially because Black had been slut shamed on Perez Hilton (barf) for having what appeared to be 'unsafe' sex with someone. Remember all it took was an appearance in that den of iniquity to have your name dragged through the internet. 

But Daley and Black have gone on to prove everybody wrong, are still married and apparently happy and now hey have a baby (that was another brouhaha about that because it was through a surrogate and all that Jazz. People are the worst). They guard their son's privacy fiercely nowadays. The baby's face does not appear in any of their social media channels and it should be growing happily away from the public glare. Also, Daley has not stopped his career as a great athlete: his gold medals are plentiful and he's an athlete ambassador for Adidas. The latest were the ones in Tokyo in 2021. Yes, I watch anything Olympics that has men in skimpy clothes, of course. 

Now he's put out another book (he has written several!) and I think I am going to get it. I just put it in my wish list. Putting my money where I want my mouth to be, of course. You know me. I try to support LGBTQ people in the public eye. I want to read his thoughts on paternity, marriage, sports, eating disorders, COVID, the works. I think he's interesting beyond his athletic prowess and his husband and that may be included in this new book. I want to get my hands on it.







P.S. his knitting Insta is fab: MADEWITHLOVEBYTOMDALEY

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  1. He's very nice, for sure, and his life and his feelings and his thoughts are for sure interesting

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    1. He is!
      He comes across as very smart and relatable, too. I do wanna read his book.

      XOXO

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    2. We all know that he loves to knit. Do you know that knitting and crochet is one of the most popular male occupations in Italian prisons?

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    3. Well, if somebody is going to find something to do with all that time, crochet is perfect!

      XOXO

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  2. Well, the dude can come up for air in my pool anytime he likes. If he brings Dustin along, so much the better. XOXO

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    1. Hahahaha
      I know right? They're a hot couple. In many senses.

      XOXO

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  3. Prominent , and out, and fairly loud, what else could you ask for?

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    1. Yep.
      He's one of the many examples that show that coming out in sports is really not a big deal.

      XOXO

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  4. I find him cute like a puppy, but I'll give him props for living his life as he chooses.

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    1. Yeah, he's boyish. Points.
      And he's made sure to live his life on his own terms even in the sports world.
      Kudos, indeed.

      XOXO

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  5. I have long been a fan!!!! I just want my hands on that small boy and what's in those speedos! He is an adorable pocket gay! He in a queue for the Candy Shop. I can remember when word got out that Lance had some porn and Tom hooked up with a fan, but they both owned up to it and wrote it off as mistakes. He was brave to come out and be among the first to come out as gay in high profile sports. I just got the book yesterday as a early b-day gift.... and look forward to it for when the cooler weather hits.

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    1. LOL
      He seems to be packing, TBH. And I don't think that any of those things would preclude them from having a good relationship right? He was brave when he came out. One of the (back then) few out sports figures.
      And you'll have to give us a review of the book! I have it in my wish list right now.

      XOXO

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  6. I’ve been a fan of Tom’s for a long time. Very accomplished in the pool and out. I’ve followed his YouTube and all of his escapades around the world. He’s handsome, well spoken, and quite successful.

    As Maddie mentioned, he’s also great eye candy. Would absolutely love an encounter with him…and Lance 😎

    XOXO 👨🏼‍❤️‍💋‍👨🏽

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    1. He's super charming and smart.
      It's something that sometimes surprises you in a sports person. They tend to be very intense and laconic. And he's indeed hot. I would not mind.

      XOXO

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  7. I like smaller guys, so you damn well know Tom gets me very excited. I'd let him tap this big boy anytime. I would like to read the book I think.

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    1. Hahaha
      Ohhh really? And If that happens we will need at least pics of the action?
      And I want the book. I've already it marked it as a fav.

      XOXO

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  8. Huh. Well... happy for them both. Such a different world.

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    1. Oh, totally.
      It's an Oscar winner director and an Olympic gold medalist. Totally surreal.

      XOXO

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