Olympic diving medalist Tom Daley has been embraced and congratulated by sporting fans around the world and fellow celebrities after revealing that he is gay in a YouTube vlog. A wave of support flooded in on Twitter for the British-born sportsman, 17, after he posted a candid confession addressing persistent rumors surrounding his sexuality.
Daley, who has been dating a mystery man since last spring, says his friends and family were overwhelmingly “supportive” upon learning that he is gay.
“Of course I still fancy girls. But I mean, right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier. It makes me feel safe and just really does feel right. Is it a big deal? I don’t think so. I wanted to say something and I feel like now I’m ready and I wanted to do it.”