Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our training base for acrobatics and circus stuff. After a marathon touring session of nearly 5 years following the earlier period when we were shadowed, stalked, shot at, and finally nearly drowned [in other words, “an everyday story of circus folk”!!], we are currently dividing our time between Portugal (running gyms in a holiday complex, coaching acrobatics and gymnastics, a bit of performing…) and Wales UK, where Dave and I have invested in a small farmhouse. A close family member living nearby (Wales) helped me to sort through our strange story to make sure it was interesting enough to publish and the result is out there now – check out ‘The Books’  page… that’s the first three, now only available directly from me ideally, because  I get nothing from any e-book sale now or via Amazon. A fourth (totally fiction, same themes of the ups and downs of being an orphaned gay Native American boy in a straight world though and ending in tragedy I fear) was published in October 2017 and  that is also available from me directly: gymacrobat@gmail.com

Book 5 – “another boy, another quest, different outcome!” is slowly evolving.

Feel free to e-mail to gymacrobat@gmail.com if you want to chat in private!


15 Responses to About

  1. Dave Prince says:

    Interesting website. No date, so I don’t know how current your comments are. Do you post videos or photos of you and Dave performing? I’m interested in the subject of gay athletes.

    • tonycavanagh says:

      Patience, Dave, and thanks for the comment. I’m being a bit coy about ‘outing’ us with actual pix just yet… as you might have figured, this blog is trying to build up a picture of the gay acro scene from a number of different directions and, for the moment, I want to maintain a tiny firewall between the ‘real us’ and what is written here. As you will figure from some of the recent posts, I have (reluctantly, maybe) agreed to write up our story and, for a number of reasons, prefer to do this under a nom-de-plume because of some contractual issues which actually prevent me from full publication as ourselves – otherwise we may never get a break again. Promotors have some funny rules sometimes. There is also the reason that one of our troupe came under threat twice and maybe will again, so he needs to ‘lose’ his real identity too, and we can help with this if we all cover our traces. Please keep watching, and thank you for your understanding.

  2. Tony, I love the website. I am a gay static trapeze artist and alot of what you post resonates with me. Keep up the good work!

    • tonycavanagh says:

      Great to have another satisfied customer! I’m just back home from teaching exceedingly basic gymnastics to a group aged from 5 years upwards, something I enjoy enormously. So good to see them enjoying something and on the road to bigger things, hopefully.

      Sorry if the site appears to keep plugging certain books, but it was in fact set up at the publisher’s suggestion. However, it has kind of taken on a life of its own, and I have to say it has become addictive – at least for me!

  3. Thanks again for the article. Really Cool.

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  8. Larry says:

    I like your blog. I’m from Australia. I like the photos for the obvious reason I’m gay. I particularly like one model who appeared in this section. I couldn’t find his name. He got blue eyes and jet black hair with his armpit in upward pose. I wonder if he got other photos available. I made this photo as my wall paper. He got a diamond/rhinestone earring on his right ear. Could you pls tell me his name so i can access more photos of him. Many thanks

    • tonycavanagh says:

      There’s several thousand pictures on this blog, so you would have to be rather more specific about which one!! However, it is unlikely that I know since, like most of us, I browse the web an awful lot – the pictures are certainly just “us and our mates”

  9. Vincent Zimmerman says:

    Are you on twitter? 🙂

  10. Michel Beauchamp §:c) says:

    Do you have a newsletter or some kind of list to let us know of new postings? Thank you! §:c)

    • tonycavanagh says:

      If you just ‘follow’ the site, you will get an e-mail every time I post on the blog page. Each addition to the other pages is accompanied by a blog post, so you will hear about everything. If you are reaching us via facebook, the same applies, but it is easier to follow the direct WordPress site.

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