Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out!

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British diver Tom Daley came out of the closet today via his YouTube page to tell the world he’s been dating a guy. I can already hear all the gay men squealing with joy over this news. We’ve definitely done our fair share of oogaling and drooling over this young stud muffin and now those fantasies have come true. In the video Tom discusses that he read an article where he was misquoted and it made him feel really angry and lists that as one of the reasons he decided to make the video.

“I’ve been dating girls and I’ve never really had a serious relationship to talk about and now I feel ready to talk about my relationships.

Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And, well, that someone is a guy. And it did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen but it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked…”

Tom states that he still fancies girls for now but we’ll see how that one goes. A lot of people will say “Bi now, gay later,” but I’m finding with the younger generation that it’s not so black and white anymore these days and a lot of younger people are landing more in the middle with bisexuality. In any case, I want to commend Tom for stepping out like this. We all have to remember that he’s been in the public eye since he was 16 and he’s now only 19 years old. I didn’t even come out until I was 20 and I lived in a very accepting household with no one watching so I can only imagine what it’s like for these young stars. I wish Tom all the best in his relationship and I’m glad to see he’s really happy with whoever this lucky young lad is. I’m sure we’ll soon be seeing him gracing the covers of Attitude and GT Magazine because of this news.


  • Damien

    Also… you know what? I believe Ricky Martin is also playing on our team!

  • Luvstoread

    Well, a lot of gay guys have dated women before they found their true happiness.

  • B.S

    OMG WHAT A SOCK!

    definitely a bottom

  • Nate KW

    We always knew, glad he announced it!

  • Douggseven

    Caution with this one fellow gays. I am spotting a lot oh hair on the upper middle thighs. So we may have butt hair issues along with actual peen hair.

    Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  • 604brian

    something bothers me about this. Maybe he is truly bisexual, but the way he described it was that this one guy made him realize that he was gay. Like he didn’t know that before.

    But on the other side of things, my gaydar is locked on and accurate as hell. Shouldn’t ever doubt, knew he was from the get go. Even if HE didn’t realize it himself (suurrreee)

  • Ryan

    Good for him, and it’s cool how he emphasized who he was dating rather than what sexuality he identified with. It seems to echo how a lot of my friends feel, and especially how I’ve seen younger people express themselves. I’m certainly over the tired cynicism of people who think that bisexuality isn’t a reality for a lot of people.

  • Martin

    so awesome…Tom handled that beautifully and Man!!! I am so jealous of the Lucky Guy who gets to share hugs and kisses with that beautiful guy!!

  • D

    Who didn’t know he was gay??

  • Brendan Moore

    Technically, he came out as bisexual since he is dating a guy but still “fancies girls” but it doesn’t change how awesome it is of him to share his story. It’s important for people to be honest about who they are when they are in a position to be a role model for people. Someday it wont be a big deal, but it still is today. And people like him will be helping to change that.

  • Odetofear

    the question now is, is the secret bf Chris Mears or Jack Laugher

  • rai

    I sort of saw this coming.

  • Borneo

    “it’s like calling the Pope, a Catholic”..nevertheless, cute! and his bf is one lucky guy..best of luck to both of you Tom and his friend..

  • Borneo

    awwww…please don’t be jealous of me. he chose me, what can i do? we share more than hugs and kisses. wink…

  • Borneo

    he’s new at this. he will learn soon…anyway, welcome to the club tom

  • Nate KW

    HAHA I thought the same …probably neither, but fun to think about 😉

  • Nate KW

    *Bisexual, he didn’t come out as gay.

  • szilard

    He is a very smart guy! Well done. Good luck, Tom! 🙂

  • Jake Criss

    Dustin Lance Black who is 39 and Tom is 19

  • Jake Criss

    He took the typical 19 yr old cowardly way out. I’ll step halfway until I actually become an adult. O.o

  • Jake Criss

    You act like that is a bad thing.

  • Nate KW

    See, I disagree. I think how he did it is the way people should do it. WHY does the label or gay or bi or straight matter? Shouldn’t it just matter that he found someone, anyone, that he loves and wants to be with? It’s the same thing as “mixed race” couples …WHY the F does it matter?

  • Nate KW

    110% NOT a bad thing in my book! Besides, hair can always be temporarily removed hahaha

  • Nate KW

    Not confirmed, just speculation. Can you tell I’m trying to convince myself? lol

  • Nate KW

    Sure, we all did. But congrats nonetheless.

  • Nate KW

    Agreed! And I think they *way* he did it makes it less a big deal. He didn’t come out as gay or bi, he just made an announcement that he’s dating someone that happens to be a man. Love that.

  • Nate KW

    Totally agree. I’m not sure how people are disliking how he did it. I think it actually benefits the LGBT community to just come out that he’s dating someone rather than labeling it.

  • belladonnamadon

    Congrats 2Tom! He seems like a nice guy who only wants 2find the person of his dreams. And by the way why do Gay people always forget about us Bisexuals? its called the lgBt community for a reason people. You can be a Fem Bi or a Butch Bi or just in the middle. Get with the times older Queer people.