Tom Daley has come out. As gay! Ish!

It was the most gone of fore conclusions but lovely little, dolly little Tom Daley has revealed what we all knew while he was knee-high to a Speedo, that he is *checks notes* gay.

‘In the spring I met someone who made me feel so happy and safe. And that someone is a guy.’

Okay, he plays the ‘bi now, gay later’ card saying that ‘of course I still fancy girls, but right now I’m dating a guy’ but it’s an eloquent, well-lit, touch-me-in-the-morning video that gets you right there.

‘It did take me by surprise a little bit,’ adds Tom, the only one who it took by surprise, but says ‘it’s no big deal.’

Some cute divers are gay. Get over it!

 

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32 comments to “Tom Daley has come out. As gay! Ish!”

  1. So that’s the number one spot in next year’s Independent Pink List sorted, then.

    (And who’s the boyfriend? My money’s on Louis Smith…)

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  2. ‘I still fancy girls’. Yeah, that old chestnut.

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  3. Some people are bi. Get over it.

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  4. I love how under this story there are the ‘related stories’ one of which is, ‘Oh, look who’s not Tom Daley’s new girlfriend!’
    :0)

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  5. If Tom’s bisexual I’ll eat my hat. It’s the oldest cop-out in the book. Ask any fully-fledged homosexual.

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  6. He’s such a sweetheart.

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  7. Some people are bi. Get over it!

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  8. oh, “Something just clicked”
    Yeah, his knees, on the way back up.

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  9. I really should read these comments before I post. Sorry Kirsten

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  10. So much bi- bashing on this site. Y’all are starting to sound old fashioned. Love from a dyed in the wool kinsey 6 who morphed into a 4…

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  11. No worries Glitterati :) Glad not to be the lone voice!

    And Mikey, why would I ask a ‘fully fledged homosexual’ about being bisexual? That’s like asking woman what it’s like to be a guy.

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  12. Nothing against bisexuals. Thinking of going as one for Halloween. But Tom, here, is not one, dear.

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  13. Quoting Will & Grace does not make you an expert on human sexuality, dear.
    People can be attracted to whoever they want regardless of how camp they are

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  14. Never said using a W&G quote did, Glitterati. I merely added it for colour. Neither did I mention camp.
    Regardless, my incredulousness at his being bisexual is just as valid as your belief that he is. Especially bearing in mind the faux girlfriends – like that Lemon girl, who was grappling for publicity at the time – as well as the fact that many (not all, but many) gay people in the public eye use bisexuality as a happy medium. Just ask Jessie J.

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  15. Tom in his video says that he is with a man but he still fancies girls. That would make him a bisexual wouldn’t it?

    You said in your post that he is not a bisexual.

    So are you saying that you know Tom’s mind better than he does?

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  16. Glitter, there are two possibilities. Either he’s gay but doesn’t want to upset the girls he’s been out with, or he’s genuinely Bi. The math is that it’s the first.
    He’s too young and cute to bash anyway.
    I mean it’s not like when Elton John got married. :-/

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  17. Glitterati, he was saying he was straight until, well, now, so yeah, I am saying I don’t think he’s bisexual. As well as everything else I said in my response to your earlier post, which I can’t be bothered cutting and pasting.
    Come back to me when he never touches another vagina. If, indeed, he ever did.

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  18. Wow Champagne for Lulu. And here was me going on what the guy actually said in the video. My mistake, I didn’t realise you had a personal line into TD’s inner thoughts!

    Actually no – you’re one of those amazing people who can instantly pigeonhole people’s sexuality for them, even thought their own experiences and feelings might tell them otherwise ain’t you!!!

    Amazing! I’ve heard of folk like you. It’s such an honor to meet a sexuality guru! Maybe you could come round and decide what my sexual orientation is whilst you’re at it?????

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  19. Champagne for Lulu – show me a verified report where TD has ever stated he was straight and I will bow to your wisdom….

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  20. Oh Kirsten, now you’re just being silly.
    And please don’t make me repeat myself because I’ve got a pie in the oven. But if I must, succinctly:
    Tom Daley said, repeatedly – with words that came out of his actual mouth – that he was straight, up until this announcement.
    If he is truly bisexual, then that’s great, it really is, and no-one on this page is suggesting there’s anything wrong with being bisexual – why would they? – but like Tilly says, the math points to him being gay.

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  21. ps. Kirsten, every single interview he’s given until this point. They’re easy to find. Local library, that sort of thing.

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  22. Power bottom.

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  23. Two things that have been bugging me:

    1. Corn Woman’s comment. Who’s bashing bisexuals? Saying you don’t believe someone is bisexual is not anti-bisexual. I didn’t believe it when TD said he was straight, didn’t mean I was ‘straight-bashing’.

    2. Tom said, ‘Of course I still fancy girls’. Why ‘of course’?

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  24. Ok look Champagne I like you usually but I think you have really got this wrong. If, as you say in your post, TD had been saying his was straight up til now, how does that make him gay? If he identified as straight then fell in love with a man it still doesn’t make him gay. It makes his bisexual or bicurious or whatever the official term is but not gay. Even in today’s video he still doesn’t identify as gay. He said he still likes girls. If in 10 years time he still us with men then maybe you would have a point but as it stands he is bisexual.

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  25. Glitterati, I refer you to absolutely everything I just said.

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  26. Ok that’s fine. Everyone is entitled to their opinion

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  27. I think all these previous comments can be rendered irrelevant with: he seems happy with where he is now and, by all accounts, is a generally lovely young man (emphasis on young). So, at the end of it all, a lovely young man has found happiness. We should all be applauding him for that and nothing else.

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  28. Glitter, are you for real? No one is ever what they say they are. Ever. None of us ever sees ourselves as we really are, let alone how we’d like to be seen by others.

    For example, no one thinks they’re a bad driver. But that doesn’t change the reality that there are lots of shit drivers out there.
    Same story here.
    You can identify all you like with one group, in this case bi, but still be gay.

    So there’s the reality of what we think we are, then that of what we say we are, and then the reality of how others see us.
    None of these is the complete picture obviously, but in this case we have experience on our side.

    Hopefully in a few years he’ll just look back on this with a slight cringe. And i certainly don’t mean to take away from the courage he’s shown here. I doubt if I’d have done it at his age.

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  29. He’s screaming. End. Of. Story.

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  30. Still waiting for a link to the quote where TD officially said ‘I am straight’ Champagne for Lulu … Now letting people make their own assumptions and not correcting them when they do isn’t the same as saying you’re straight.

    I mean, i have found the quotes saying he is’t gay, but none saying he is straight…

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  31. I don’t understand the desperate ‘he’s not gay, he’s just not straight’ thing. Why is being gay such a bad thing? The kid has been going on about girls even though to the world he seemed gay, now he admits he’s going out with a man. Don’t embarrass him people. He’s gay and going through the usual stages of breaking it to himself and the world.

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  32. Union Jacks pillows????? Seriously Tom?

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