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19-Year-Old British Olympic Diving Sensation Tom Daley Came Out Of The Closet In This Smile-Inducing Video

An athlete (sort of) came out of the closet today. He announced that he’s dating a guy and is happy doing so. It’s Tom Daley, 19-year-old British diving sensation, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. He did it in especially touching fashion, posting a YouTube video and asserting how happy he is. It will make you smile (unless you’re a horrible person).

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“I’ve been dating girls and I’ve never really had a serious relationship to talk about and now I feel ready to talk about my relationships. Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And, well, that someone is a guy.”

Daley, who won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics, said he wanted to reveal the news in a video because he didn’t want his words to be “twisted”.

Good for him, and good job with the announcement. We wish him the best.

(I even looked at the YouTube comments and only saw one horrible thing, and many words of encouragement. Maybe people aren’t horrible.)

[The Guardian]

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  • Sus@n

    Thanks for the announcement, but Tom, we all knew years ago you were gay.

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