Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out

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.”