Tom Daley has opened up about his sexuality.
The Olympic bronze-medallist married Dustin Lance Black last year after revealing that he was attracted to men in 2013.
But Daley, who announced on Valentine’s Day that he and his husband are expecting a baby, has declined to define his sexuality since coming out – which is, of course, his decision.
In December, Black said his husband was still attracted to women, saying: “I don’t know if I’ll be in trouble for this: his head still turns for girls.”
And now, speaking to The Times, Daley has explained his journey towards his current understanding of his sexual identity.
He said: “I was worried when I came out that I was going to be labelled as the gay diver rather than a great diver. Now I don’t care, it’s forced me to be more open.
“The word a lot of people are using now is queer, instead of labelling yourself as lesbian, gay or transsexual.
“Queer is, like, a better word,” he said, adding that “it doesn’t define you, it’s questioning.”
Daley, 23, continued: “People say, ‘You like boys,’ but I’ve liked girls too. My generation shouldn’t feel the need to be labelled; we are too obsessed by gender.
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“I am not 100 percent straight, I’m not 100 percent gay, I’m just queer. My generation, I think, are more fluid.”
After winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on April 13, Daley called out countries which still criminalise gay sex.
The Olympic diver took the moment to address the problematic legacy of the Commonwealth on equality.
And in an interview with Nick Robinson on The Andrew Marr show, Robinson asked the 23-year-old how being a dad-to-be had inspired him to tackle anti-LGBT laws in the Commonwealth.
Daley said the prospect of becoming a father had changed how he thinks about the world.
“You want your child to grow up having an equal opportunity as everyone else that is born, whether they’re gay, straight, male, female, whatever religion you are, whatever ethnicity you are,” he said.
“I think that everyone should have the equal opportunity to do the best you can.”
Daley continued: “It changes your perspective on so many different levels. I was on the way home from Australia and there was turbulence, and normally I’m completely fine but I thought ‘I’ve got a little child to look after, I can’t die!’
“The way you think about the world changes so dramatically.”