\u201cPrince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in his wine and cheese-powered Aston Martin, the car the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously left Buckingham Palace in on their wedding day.\u201d
\u201cChanged channel to the commonwealth games opening ceremony and it\u2019s Ginny Lemon in a hot air balloon doing a musical version of the industrial history of Birmingham. London 2012 could never.\u201d
British diver Daley used his entrance to the opening ceremony to point out the 35 Commonwealth countries where being part of the LGBTQ+ community is illegal.
“I’ve experienced homophobia all my life, competing in countries where it’s illegal to be me and where I don’t feel safe to leave the venue I’m competing in,” Daley told the BBC.
“If I feel like that as a privileged man, I can’t imagine what day-to-day life is like for LGBTQ+ people around the commonwealth. We wanted it to be something that actually makes a difference.”
\u201cWow, what an amazingly powerful moment as @TomDaley1994 carries the Commonwealth Baton into the #B2022 arena, supported by flag bearers representing the 35 Commonwealth countries that retain colonial anti-LGBT+ laws.\n\nBillions are watching this from all over the planet \ud83d\udc4f \ud83d\udc4f \ud83d\udc4f\u201d
— Scott Cuthbertson (@Scott Cuthbertson)
\u201cGood on @TomDaley1994 for using his entrance to point out the 35 countries in the Commonwealth where it is illegal to be gay #CommonwealthGames\u201d