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Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out Via Heartfelt Video

Olympian Tom Daley—19 years old—came out today as bisexual in a heartfelt video revealing that he's currently in a relationship with a man. 

As reported by USA Today

In the frank, five-minute clip, which racked up more than a half-million views in its first few hours online, Daley said “I still fancy girls” but revealed that he’s recently started dating a man.

“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. 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 it could happen, but it wasn’t until the spring of this year that something clicked. It felt right. Like I said, my whole world just changed right there and then.”

Daley said he opted to use YouTube as his forum because he wanted his words to come out clearly.

Watch the video below:

 

 

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Welcome to the family, Tom!

Image Source. (H/T: USA Today)

Comments

I am very happy for you Tom and also be happy fourself and the man that you are and to stand up and say that you are bisexually. I wish i had the nerve at you age to come out. Congrats for comming out i will always support men like you .

Thank- You

Ed Merner/ Edmonton/ Alberta/ Canada

im glad that you came out. the frist time i saw you, i thought that you was.
and YES i will stand behind you... p.s. you are one HOT and GOOD LOOKING guy ;)

Brave boy. I was 27 when I finally said stiff bickie if you don"t like it lump. That was over 40 years ago when the penalties were harsh including 15 years jail for sodomy. I didn't have the net and communities were (and obviously certain elements still are) much less tolerant. We are so close to being 100% equal(except here in Australia) but we should never take our freedom and rights forgranted.

Good on him :-)

idol i like you even ur a bisexual i still have a crush on you. if only im the one dating with you ill take care of you and i will love you to be ur self.good luck always take care baby tom congratulation and good luck to ur next fight

Thats so awesome Tom hope u find true happiness like I finally did a few yrs ago when I met the love of my life. I started dating him n was so happy I came out to everyone because I wanted to b open about my relationship and I have never felt this good in all of my life!
28yr old redhead from Alabama
Ps. Southern boys from Alabama Rock;)

As long as he's happy I'm happy^_^

i dont care if you are gay or not.if you are bisexulel it dont interest me. i think you are i nice guy.i like your sport very much you are a kanjer in schoon springen.i like you very much.can you send me a picture from you i will be very thankfull.my name is paul van den berg,waterkersweg,202 1051 amsterdam.holland.

Thank you for your courage and honesty. You're an inspiration to many. Get ready for the ignorant comments though.

Best of luck to you - loving & diving!

Barry

Congratulations Tom!!! Very happy for you & your new partner. Please keep us updated on your professional diving and best of luck with your new love....best regards and always stay happy...Adam

Good for you Tom!  Stay happy!

Way to go Tom!  I'm very proud of what you did! You're an honest person and you just want to be honest to the people who have trusted you.  Ignore those people who would say negative remarks about your coming out.  You did the right way!  I am so happy for you!  Keep on loving and please be safe!  Cheers!

Congrats!

There will be haters but please ignore them and their ignorance. The message you sent will help inspire other people and some whom are torn and desperate for acceptance. It is for those people that your message will be most important and the reason why all the haters in the world do not matter. If you inspire one person and help only one person to be stronger then it will be worth it for you.

Thank you for being a delightful person, and awesome diver and an inspiration to millions. Your charm, smile, wit and sweet disposition enlightens so many of us.

You rock.

Tom ,so proud of u an your career,u have so much going for u ,Im 46 yrs of age an when i came out to my family ,i had the same things to happen an still  is the same today as it was 20 odd yrs ago,but i have chosen to be whom i am an we r not here to please everyone but our selves,so good luck in December an good luck with your friends whom u met an hope that it works out for u.. Im still looking as of today an almost given up on a relationship,was with someone for 13 yrs but never lived together we had our jobs that kept us the same living arrangements,but there is someone out there for everyone regardless who u r that can make u happy ,May God bless u for sharing an wish u well in the near future....Gregory

good for you tom what counts is that your happy

Proud of you making a video. There are some places and kids that need to see this. 

Love is love.

xo , FYI #Canadian boys rock ;)

Best wishes Tom.....may your love last forever. ....u r still a hero. ...we luv u.....

Congrats. Always be proud of who you are and you will never go wrong. I wish you happiness and good fortune!!

To Tom:  Be true to yourself and live life wherever you find love. You have won the hearts of many, that may be better than any metal.

I wish you all the happiness in the world.There will be some haters out there so dont listen to them.Do what ever makes you happy

what you did took courage, and in the short and long term, you will be happier and healthier for doing this.  wish you the best of luck.  life is too short to live it by someone else's standards.

Best of luck...hope Your happy ...live life to the fullest...

I wish you all the happiness in the world.  I did not tell my friends and family until I was 50.  Like you, they have been wonderfully supportive (at least most of them).  Be who you are and be happy, most people really do not care.

May he find as much love and affection in his new life as I have had for the past 27 1/2 yrs with my man.

He's awesome, has the most beautiful expressions and eyes to love. I'm happy 4 him I only wish it was me. 

the important things is that he is with someone who loves him and makes him feel happy.

good on you Tom xx

I don't recall him saying the he is 'bisexual' at all. And I don't recall because he didn't say it at all. He didn't use the words 'gay' or 'homosexual' or 'heterosexual' either. He said he is 'dating a guy' and that he feels safe and happy.

It would be SOOOOO nice if "we" could just let it be.  Just let him continue to be happy.  Why do "we" have this insatiable need to pounce?  And yes, that was a rhetorical question.

im glad you are happy tom.

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