Newsflash, Everyone: Tom Daley Isn’t Gay
He’s bisexual. And yes, it does make a big difference.
Tom explicitly says in the video that he still “fancies girls,” and he never uses the word “gay,” “homosexual,” or any other synonymous word to describe his sexuality.
The fact that media outlets immediately jump to the conclusion that he’s gay not only contributes to the issue of bisexual erasure, it also misrepresents what Tom Daley said, which was exactly what he wanted to avoid by making the YouTube video in the first place.
So get your facts straight everyone. Tom made an incredibly courageous decision in coming out and he deserves our support and respect.
I keep seeing these headlines and they piss me off so much. Not because he came out, but because he made it very clear that he’s bisexual, and that whole identity is just being erased. I mean, I’m super excited that he’s come out as bisexual, because God knows we’re invisible enough, and to have him just be lumped in with the gay community is so incredibly frustrating.