Tom Daley Just Launched a New Clothing Collection For Pride Month
Who's ready for some new Pride merch from Tom Daley?
Just in time for Pride Month, the Olympic gold medal-winning diver, knitter, husband, and father is releasing a brand new collection of Pride-themed t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, and sweatshirts via his Made With Love fashion label. And the best part is that 100 percent of the proceeds (yes, 100 percent) goes to Rainbow Railroad, one of Daley's favorite charities that is dedicated to "helping LGBTQ+ people around the world escape state-sponsored violence, providing the resources and assistance needed to get to safety."
"100 percent of all profits of this Pride collection go to Rainbow Railroad," Daley said in a statement about his new Pride apparel collection. "I'm grateful to live in a country where I don't have to fear for my life. But that's not the same for our LGBTQI+ family around the world who face violence and oppression simply because of who they are."
"As an athlete, I've visited countries where it's illegal to be me, but protected by the international rules for competing athletes. Every time I go, I think about people like me in that country that either can't live authentically or are at danger because they are. That's why I wanted to launch a Pride collection where every penny of the profits go to Rainbow Railroad. This incredible charity helps people in our community escape state-sponsored violence and get them to safety. It's awful that they're even needed, but I'm glad they're there doing incredible work."