British Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out: ‘I’m Dating A Guy And I Couldn’t Be Happier’

UntitledAfter previously denying the gay rumors Olympic diver Tom Daley released a YouTube saying that  “I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.” Daley won the bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games.

“This has been a hard decision to make, but I wanted you to hear this from me,” Daley, who is 19, wrote on his YouTube channel, which has 102 videos.

“Most of you are probably wondering why I am doing this video,” Daley says. “My life’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, to say the least, over the last couple of years. Losing my dad to cancer in 2011 was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with in my life. Winning an Olympic medal last year in 2012 in front of a home crowd finishing my A-levels this year, it’s been hectic.

“One thing I consider to be important is to have some form of private life. Honesty is something I do believe in. I may have been vague in some of my answers but one thing I’ve never felt that comfortable about are my relationships.

“I’ve been dating girls and never had a serious relationship to talk about and now I feel ready to talk about relationships this year.”

“Come spring this year, my life changed massively. I met someone and they make me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And that someone is a guy.

“It did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head something like that could happen. Something just clicked. It felt right. My whole world just changed right there and then.

“I still fancy girls but I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier. It just really does feel right.

“People are going to have their own opinions and I think people are going to make a big deal over this. Is it a big deal? I don’t think so. I wanted to say something and I wanted to do it.

“My dad always said to me, as long as you’re happy then I’m happy. And right now, I couldn’t be happier. My mum’s been so supportive as well and I can count the number of people I’ve told on my hand, and those friends and family have been so supportive.

“I told the rest of my family today and, let’s just say, they had mixed opinions. Some didn’t believe it, lots of them wanted me to keep it quiet, some said why don’t you just do a statement or a magazine cover or a TV interview. But I didn’t want to get my words twisted.

“I wanted to put an end to all the rumours and speculation. My friends and family are always there to support me. I’m still Tom, I still want to win an Olympic gold medal in Rio in 2016 for Great Britain.”

He adorable and congrats! 

via British Olympic Diver Tom Daley: ‘I’m Dating A Guy And I Couldn’t Be Happier’ | The New Civil Rights Movement.

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