Behind the Curtain at the New York City Ballet photographed by Henry Leutwyler
Newsflash, Everyone: Tom Daley Isn’t Gay
He’s queer. And yes, it does make a big difference.
Tom explicitly says in the video that he still “fancies girls,” and he never uses the word “gay,” “homosexual,” or any other synonymous word to describe his sexuality.
The fact that media outlets immediately jump to the conclusion that he’s gay not only contributes to the issue of LGBTQ erasure, it also misrepresents what Tom Daley said, which was exactly what he wanted to avoid by making the YouTube video in the first place.
So get your facts straight everyone. Tom made an incredibly courageous decision in coming out and he deserves our support and respect.
"Ive been dating girls but 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 they made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels…great. Well that someone is a guy, and it did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that that could happen, but it wasn’t until Spring this year that it just clicked and felt right.” - Tom Daley x