British diver Tom Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black told gay magazine Out the story of his love, as well as starring in “a bed” photo shoot.
The men met at a time when they both experienced the loss of loved ones: Daley just recently lost his father, and Black’s btother died because of cancer.
“We immediately agreed, – remembers the first meeting Daley – Then I thought.” Oh my God, am I someone like me. And chat with this man takes me to a whole new level, “With me it happened the first time, and I decided.” Damn, looks like I got “… We talked all night long”.
While Daley was 19, a year before he won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in London. Blake had 39 years: four years before the love he received the “Oscar” for his screenplay for the film “Milk” and led the campaign for marriage equality in the US, trying through the courts to cancel the 8 th Amendment, which proclaimed the prohibition of same-sex marriages in California.
“He was close to my competitive spirit – Black recalls -. By the time we met, we both have achieved a lot, but it was not the primary. Much more important that he was able to understand the chaos going on in my life after brother’s loss and the ensuing disease of the mother”.
“For me, love – it’s an obligation, something very private – adds Black -. I believe you can fall in love at first sight, but then you must earn that love”.