John M. Becker

Tom Daley: 'I Am a Gay Man Now'

Filed By John M. Becker | April 03, 2014 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: bisexuality, coming out, Dustin Lance Black, gay, self-identification, Tom Daley

tom_daley.jpgTom Daley, the cute 19-year-old British diver and reality television star who won the bronze medal in the 10-metre platform in the 2012 London Olympics, announced in December that he's "dating a guy and... couldn't be happier" but that he also "still fanc[ies] girls."

But last night on the UK television show Celebrity Juice, Daley told the world that he does not identify as bisexual, but as gay. "I am a gay man now," Daley said.

He went on to explain:

"I came out on YouTube as I wanted to say what I wanted to say without anyone twisting it. I told my family before I told the world. I was terrified. I did not know what the reaction was going to be. I did it on YouTube because people were constantly digging and asking questions."

As to his relationship with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Daley said things are "all good."


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