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 noticed this as well. And apparently he was getting “hate” from some people (not related to the bigots) as well, for not fully coming out or what have you… Which is unfortunate as it seems for some people out there, that you’re either gay, or you’re straight, there’s nothing else… In all the articles I was looking through, not once did I see “bi”.