British Olympic diver Tom Daley revealed he was in a relationship with a man in a five-minute video he uploaded to YouTube today. The 19-year-old said he chose to share the information in a YouTube video so that he would be more clearly understood.
Before releasing the video, Daley wrote on Twitter:
In the video, Daley says, “This has been a hard decision to make, but I wanted you to hear this from me. In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy. It did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in my head that something like that could happen.”
Daley has received massive support on social media for his coming out thus far, and the video has garnered over 3 million views since its posting.