Tom Daley thinks ‘growing as a queer person is very challenging’ as he reflects on coming out journey
British Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed that coming out in a YouTube video in 2013 was “one of the scariest things” he’s ever done and that “growing up as a queer person is very challenging.”
Speaking to celebrity stylist Andrew Gelwicks for his upcoming book The Queer Advantage: Conversations with LGBTQ+ Leaders on the Power of Identity, Daley said he was “terrified” when he pressed the ‘send’ button on the video clip, Glamour reported.
“I wanted to get people off my back, continuously asking questions about my love life,” he said of the video, in which the then 19-year-old Daley, resting against Union Jack pillows, blushingly told viewers he was seeing a man.
“I knew I had found love,” the now 26-year-old Daley, who is still 99 per cent
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