Tom Daley Clarifies His Sexuality: “I Am a Gay Man Now”
Tom Daley wants you to know that he has officially found his place on the Kinsey scale: He's gay.
In December, the Olympic diver Tom Daley made quite a splash, so to speak, with the YouTube video in which he revealed that he was enjoying a relationship with a man.
"Of course, I still fancy girls," he said at the time — leading many to speculate that he's bisexual. But it's important to note that he didn't label himself — and he didn't need to label himself.
Now, however, he seems to have reached a conclusion. "I am a gay man now," the 19-year-old announced on a recent episode of British game show Celebrity Juice (via E! Online).
"I came out on YouTube as I wanted to say what I wanted to say without anyone twisting it," he continued. "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."
The object of the British bronze medalist's affections? That'd be 39-year-old Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk and J. Edgar.
So it sounds like Tom is gay in both senses of the word. Congrats, mister!