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After four Olympic Games, British diver Tom Daley has finally won an Olympic gold as one of the record-breaking LGBTQ+ athletes at the Tokyo Games.


The number of LGBTQ+ athletes this year is ground-breaking for the Olympics as we have 168 openly queer athletes competing worldwide. Daley came out in 2013 and has been a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community for a long time.

After his big win in the men's synchronized 10m dive, Daley discussed his journey and how he hopes that his win and the greater community in the games will help show the LGBTQ+ youth that they are not alone, that they can do anything they put their minds to, and that they can achieve anything by being who they are.

"I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. When I was younger I didn't think I'd ever achieve anything because of who I was. To be an Olympic champion now just shows that you can achieve anything."

Daley's husband, son, and family watched from home as he won his first gold after 2 bronze medals in past Olympics. Wins like this are extremely important and historical for the Olympics and the LGBTQ+ community because queer athletes have not been given this same level of platform in the past.

Seeing national heroes that are openly queer is an amazing thing to watch because these stars will inspire younger generations to have more pride, be more accepting, and understand that anyone can do anything they set their mind to.

Congratulations to Tom Daley and Matty Lee on an amazing win! Tune into the Olympics on NBC now.

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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It's October 21st, so you know what that means. Kim K's birthday has arrived!

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