In a YouTube clip he tells people about his sexuality and fans on Twitter are applauding his bravery at such a young age, in the sporting industry.
In the clip he says, "In spring of this year my life changed when I met someone and made me feel so safe and happy and that someone is a guy.
It took me by surprise. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen. But it just clicked in my head.
Right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier. It feels right and people are going to have their own opinions, is it a big deal?
I don't think so. People will call me a liar. I wanted to say something. I am ready and I wanted to do it."
Here are just some of the tweets in support of his revelation:
@TomDaley1994 so brave! You have my full support!!!! 100%... Don't listen to anyone but your heart xxx— Pascal Craymer (@PascalCraymer) December 2, 2013
Tom Daley is so brave to tell the whole world that he is gay.— billy (@RECKLESSWIFI) December 2, 2013
I know it was very hard for him.
I'm respecting his decision.
One day coming out as gay or bi won't be news at all, but in the meantime, let's hope other sports stars show Tom Daley's courage— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) December 2, 2013
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