Gay Jamaican swimmer says coming out has not affected career

By : Michael K. Lavers of the washington blade, courtesy of the national lgbt media association
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ABOVE: Michael Gunning came out on ‘The Bi Life,’ a British dating show. (Photo courtesy Gunning)

A gay swimmer of Jamaican descent says concerns that his decision to come out would adversely impact his career have not come to pass.

“Everyone has a different story, but for me personally I was worried that ‘coming out’ would take away from my sporting achievements/performances that I’ve worked and decided my whole life to,” Michael Gunning told the Washington Blade on Aug. 8 in an email.

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WatermarkOnline’s Top News Headlines of 2018

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WatermarkOnline.com had its largest number of visitors in 2018. Hundreds of thousands of readers came to the website throughout the year for the stories that impacted the LGBTQ community in Central Florida, Tampa Bay and across the country.

Below, we have complied the top five headlines from each of our LGBTQ news sections: Central Florida News, Tampa Bay News, State News and Nation & World News. The sections top headlines are based on the number of clicks on each story.

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Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black welcome baby boy

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Olympic diver Tom Daley and filmmaker Dustin Lance Black announced via Instagram June 30 that they are the proud parents of their first child, a baby boy named Robert Ray Black-Daley.

Black-Daley was born June 27 via a surrogate. He is named after Daley’s father, Robert, who passed away from a brain tumor seven years ago at the age of 40.

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Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley are expecting their first child

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley are expecting their first child.

The couple posted a photo on Instagram of themselves holding a sonogram picture to announce the big news.

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Andrew Christian emails Tom Daley’s leaked nude photos to customers

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Underwear brand Andrew Christian’s recent email blast featuring Tom Daley’s leaked nude photos has sparked controversy and been deemed unprofessional.

The 23-year-old British Olympic diver’s photos were reportedly taken in 2016 when he and now-husband Dustin Lance Black were on break for a few months.

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Tom Daley shares wedding day video with Dustin Lance Black

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Tom Daley invited the world to his wedding celebration with Dustin Lance Black in a special video uploaded to his YouTube channel.

Daley, 23, married Black, 43, on May 6 at Bovey Castle in Devon. The video shows the couple getting ready for their nuptials and describing why they fell in love with each other.

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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black tie the knot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black exchanged vows at Bovey Castle Hotel in Devon, England on Saturday after a two-year engagement, BBC reports.

Daley, 22, and Black, 42, announced their engagement in the Births, Deaths and Marriages section of London’s The Times in 2015. Daley came out as bisexual in 2013 in a YouTube video that mentioned he was dating a man, who would later be identified as Black.

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Out diver Daley models for Adidas

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London – Olympic diver Tom Daley has made his modeling debut for sportswear giant Adidas.

The British diving champion has made a splash as a playful fashion model and launched a new teen clothing range with the global sports retailer

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Tom Daley: ‘I’m a gay man now’

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Despite saying that he still has an attraction for women in his coming out video last year, Olympic diver Tom Daley said recently that he is a gay man, not bisexual.

When he came out in December 2013 via a YouTube video, the British athlete told his fans that he was bisexual, adding that “Of course, I still fancy girls.”

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Olympic diver Tom Daley reveals he is in a relationship with a man

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London, England – British Olympic diver Tom Daley announced in a YouTube video that he is in a relationship with a man. He is the first British Olympic athlete to come out of the closet.

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