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Tom Daley Talks Gay Fans Hitting On Him Since Coming Out

Tom Daley spoke with The Sun about his experience since coming out and it comes as no surprise that apparently Tom's had his share of very bold male suitors since openly joining our team, even though he's in a relationship with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

From The Mirror UK (via The Sun)

Talking about getting hit on now he's come out and moved to London, Tom admitted he gets a lot more attention and people regularly approach him to “offer it there and then”.

Speaking to The Sun he said: “Some people come up to me and say, 'Do you want to go back?' and I'm like, 'What do you mean? The whole reason I did this was because I have a boyfriend.'”            

Still, Daley's also proven to be an inspiration to many! Check out this charming exchange that Tom describes:

Just three days after he posted the video he was approached by a lady who congratulated him before saying: “'I'd just like to thank you because you inspired my son, when he saw your video it inspired him to tell me he was gay.”

“And I was like, 'Oh wow! Oh my god. Tell him I said hi and good job,' and all that kind of stuff... And she was like, 'Yeah, but he does have a wife and three children.'

"And I was like, 'Oh s**t.'”  

Those cheeky Brits! 



Lord help them all

I believe that it would be a good thing if more public figures came out.    I understand completely why they DON'T....but it would be good for the Gay Community in many ways.   Tom Daley is a good role model for younger gay men (so far, anyway...) and demonstrates common sense in most of his interactions with the public.   The only questionable move that he has made is having Dustin Lance Black as a friend.   (Mr. Black is friends with Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy and "understands" Mr. Cathy's stand on Gay Rights.)

My understanding from friends across the pond who have kids that idolize Tom Daley, meeting him is not uncommon since he goes out of his way to speak with fans. He's also rumored to be just as genuine as he appears though some say he is addicted to selfies but what kid his age isn't? He also seems to love publicity, and I'm talking about his book, calendar, and Tom Daley souvenirs, not his coming out video which I do not view as a publicity stunt, but he might as well publicize himself while he can. As far as being hit upon, that probably happened before he came out, I mean look at him. Still, he's only 19, probably still somewhat sheltered even though he has faced hardships, and it may be a little bit creepy.

You are a slight bit of an idiot aren't you?

You're a slight bit of a social reject aren't you? I think you should put your tongue back in your head before someone bites it off, fuck ass!

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