Tom Bosworth says he got an upsetting surprise after trying to honor an LGBTQ holiday.
Trying to honor National Coming Out Day (October 11), Bosworth, a British track and field Olympian, posted an Instagram picture of himself kissing his husband Harry Dineley.
To caption the photo, Bosworth wrote:
“To all those struggling with the decision, if the time is right and you have the reason to do it, then DO IT! You’ll instantly feel better and you’ll wonder why you never did it sooner! It won’t be easy, it is terrifying and there will still be challenges to over come, but trust me, it’s worth it. Goodluck and enjoy being the true you!”
The next day, Bosworth shared on Twitter that he got an unfortunate surprise when several followers chose to unfollow his account.
Trying to stay positive, he shared that he also received a lot of lovely messages too.
As Bosworth tweeted:
“Last night I shared this picture on Instagram for
#nationalcomingoutday. It received a lot of love! Since then 50 people unfollow me! I dont post romantic pictures very often and Ive never hidden who I am so I dont understand why these individuals followed me in the first place!”