Big surprise (not): Tom Daley comes out

Posted on 02 Dec 2013 at 12:47pm

Screen shot 2013-12-02 at 12.39.55 PMIn an announcement that surprised precisely no one, British Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out.

This is sort of like how, for a while, I referred to Emmy-winning actor Jim Parsons or CNN hunk Anderson Cooper, or Oscar-winner Jodie Foster as gay, even though they hadn’t officially come out. But, c’mon — they weren’t foolin’ anyone. (Neither are you, Kevin Spacey!)

Daley, who medaled at the London Games last year, has been a hunky little twink on YouTube for a while now; about two years ago, I blogged about his homoerotic beach video set to LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” From then, it was pretty clear no straight guy would post this on the Web.

In a five-minute video posted on YouTube overnight, Daley officially came out as gay while announcing being in a relationship with another man since spring. And best of all: His next stop is Texas! (He’s headed to Houston for a training camp through Christmas.) It’s a sweet video, which you can watch after the jump. But to Tom, we want to say: Welcome to the party! Your toaster oven is on its way.

P.S. Not everyone is reacting in a positive way. Check out these homophobic reactions.


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