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Tom Daley: ‘I really appreciate my gay fans’

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  1. Johnny Wessex 5 Aug 2013, 2:12pm

    Come out, come out where ever you are…….

  2. Tom Daley: I <3 my gay fans.
    Matthew Mitcham: The treatment of gay people in Russia is horrific.

    Says it all really!

    1. Matthew is a two times Olympian, 6 years older and as he is already out is not the focus of tabloid intrusiveness as to his sexuality.

      Tom is 19, finding his way and aware that the press want to pigeonhole him. He is doing well under all the pressure and has never said anything in the least homophobic.

      1. Matthew wasn’t much older than Tom when he came out.

        Agreed Tom hasn’t been remotely homophobic, but like almost all other sportsmen he hasn’t done anything to condemn it either. I’d have a lot more respect for anyone, gay or straight, who actually said something against what is happening in Russia. The people in that country, remember, don’t have the luxury of being able to speak out.

  3. ….so many young men do exactly the same thing—they know how much they turn on ‘gay males’ but, they always protest their straightness!!!!!!!

    1. But – at least according to this article – he hasn’t protested his ‘straightness’ at all, he just said he appreciates his gay fans.

  4. If @TomDaley1994 really appreciates his gay fans, then he will speak out about human rights abuses in Russia.

  5. if my gaydar is right I think he’s gay and will come out at some point , I believe there’s maybe a reason or pressure not to do it now !

    1. I agree, that pressure is called ‘How much money can I earn’, and when that dwindles he’ll come out flaming all the way and be lauded as a hero ….. strange strange world.

    2. To me, it really doesn’t matter if he’s gay or not. He might just simply be cool about it, as is more common (though not 100% universal) with his generation. Same with Daniel Radcliffe – does it really matter that there are men who support the LGBT community without being gay themselves?

      1. It DOES matter that straight men support the LGBT community because they are the only ones people actually listen to. LGBT people can make a big fuss and have it immediatley brushed off as a personal grievence, something that’s THEIR problem that allows people to switch off and not care.

        When straight people, especially straight men speak up for us, people actually listen for once. If it was left entirely down to LGBT people to explain and justify ourselves, then progress moves horrificly slow as we have seen throughout history.

  6. Omg Tom is so, so gorgeous in that photo and in every other photo of him. Whoever ends up with him as their husband will be one hella lucky person. Marry me please!

    1. The queue would probably wrap around the earth twice.

  7. Colin (London) 5 Aug 2013, 4:16pm

    Leave this great talented young man alone you lot.

    Give him space to be who he wants when he wants.

    We all love him and yes he sure is beautiful in body and mind but can we just say:

    Thanks Tom. we appreciate you in many ways. Be happy and successful.

    1. I could not agree more. I find this endless speculation about TD’s sexuality distasteful and more than a tad hypocritical. Who gives a damn if he is gay or not.
      Leave him alone to be who he wants to be.
      Just one thing — while I am more than happy to have young TD standing around in his speedos that programme he made was unbelievably awful.

    2. Godric godricson 6 Aug 2013, 10:14am

      Well said!

  8. I thought Tom had already come out. I don’t know why, I just did. Reading this article and discovering that obviously he’s not come out (yet) has come as a bit of a shock.

  9. justusboyz 5 Aug 2013, 7:37pm

    Stop obsessing about his sexuality! If he supports us, just say thank you

  10. Look, I say leave him be. I was constantly told by people I was gay and all it did was keep me in the closet longer. I was determind for those people to be not right and hated the idea that they knew who I was before I did. Let him do whatever he wants whenever he is ready. Seriously some of you are acting the same as those men that can’t wait for a female celebrity to turn 16 (age of consent) which is just wrong.

  11. Alan Graham Sloan 6 Aug 2013, 4:23pm

    where is my daisy, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not………………leave the poor sex bomb I mean boy alone if he is gay he will come out in his own time, till them I’M 1ST IN THE QUEUE lmfho

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