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WATCH: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's Cambridge travel vlog is too cute

On punting: 'I like a nice warm pole'

WATCH: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's Cambridge travel vlog is too cute
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Dustin and Tom in Cambridge

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have shared a vlog of their recent trip to Cambridge, where the latter was speaking at the Cambridge Union.

The boys were in town because Dustin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 2008’s Milk, was speaking at the Cambridge Union.

The guys shared many insights into their trip to the UK city, population 130,000. This included a visit to the opulent King’s College Chapel (which dates back to 1446) and near-orgasmic purchase of some banana bread. They also learned how to punt, naturally.

Punting, in case you’re wondering, is a long narrow boat with a long, narrow, flat-bottomed boat pushed on along by one person with a pole.

We so want to give it a try!

‘Telling stories is one of the most potent skills in changing culture’

Speaking to Varsity, the University of Cambridge’s student newspaper while he was there, Dustin spoke inspiringly about his own past as well as the world’s future.

‘I was a young, Mormon, military, conservative, Southern kid,’ he said. ‘I had no idea that there was such a thing as an openly gay man. Much less one who succeeded in what it was he wanted to do.’

Speaking about Trump’s administration, he added: ‘This isn’t about politics anymore. This is about making sure we preserve as much peace as we can, as much of the planet as we can, [and] as much of the lives and self-esteem of the people whom he is saying have less value than heterosexual, white, Christian men.’

He furthermore added: ‘Everyone has their own talents that they can bring to bear at this moment in our history; how can you influence the people around you? I tell stories. Telling stories is one of the most potent skills in changing culture, because it starts with changing hearts.’


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