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March 2, 2014

The Olympic diver topped a poll that sought to find out which public figures inspire UK teenagers the most, three months after he revealed he was in a relationship with a man
 

Olympic medalist Tom Daley was named the biggest sporting inspiration to UK teenagers last night (1 March) at a National Citizen Service (NCS) event in London.

The awards were based on the results of a poll run by the NCS, a government initiative that aims to improve young people’s confidence, teamwork and leadership skills through a series of challenges and community projects.

February 18, 2014

Olympic diver's reality competition show is reportedly coming to an end as ITV searches for other projects for him

Men and women who like men are in mourning after learning they may lose their weekly dose of seeing British Olympic diver Tom Daley in his skimpy speedos.

As British reality TV show ‘Splash’ is reportedly facing the axe after ratings took a dive for the worse.

The ITV show pulled in disappointing numbers for the final, with only 4.4 million tuning in compared to last year’s 6.5 million.

The Sun reports ITV bosses are now considering scrapping the diving competition.

February 17, 2014

Vernon Kay gives viewers chance to pause DVR's to take screen shot of speedo-clad 'dreamy team'

The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) star Dan Osborne may never be able to dive as well as fellow Brit Tom Daley but he has proven he looks just as good in a speedo as the British Olympian.

Osborne and Daley teamed up for the UK diving reality show Splash this week for a synchronized forward dive with tuck that delighted viewers and scored the duo 27.5 points out of a possible 30.

Much was made after over Osborne's success at keeping his legs straight during the dive.

February 1, 2014

The hunky diver visited the world's biggest cruise ship and treated guests to a special performance

Cruise line Royal Caribbean invited GSN favorite Tom Daley to test out the facilities on the world's biggest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas.

While he was there, Tom had a go at rock-climbing and dodgeball, and then stripped to have a go on the ship’s surf machine. From the looks of it he had an ab-solutely fantastic time!

And of course, he treated holidaying guests to a few dives in the Aquatheater pool.

January 23, 2014

Oscar-winning screenwriter is reportedly going to move in with the Olympic diver when he flies to London in May

Tom Daley has taken an adorable selfie of him after the National TV Awards last night (22 January).

On it, he revealed his phone has got the cutest picture of him and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black.

The 19-year-old Olympic diver captioned his photo: ‘Home from the #NTAs :) in bed now ready for training tomorrow!!!’

He and Black, a 39-year-old Oscar-winning screenwriter, are reportedly set to move in together in London later this year.

January 13, 2014

Top Brazilian diver said he was told to stay in the closet until after the Rio Summer Olympics 2016

Brazilian diver Ian Matos has announced he is gay, saying he was inspired Tom Daley.

The top level diver says a friend told him to stay closeted until after the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Currently based in the Olympics host city Rio de Janiero, he told Correio: ‘From a young age, I knew I was gay, but it was here that I got to live my sexuality.’

Matos said the pressure of hiding his relationships, and avoiding going to gay nightclubs, proved to be too much stress.

January 9, 2014

Actor who will be playing a gay footballer in new London play The Pass said he was 'very impressed' with the young diver

British ator Russell Tovey has revealed he chatted with Tom Daley after the young diver came out.

The 32-year-old actor said he was very impressed by the way Daley came out, saying it was ‘very casual, not even beautifully lit, just him lying on his bed’.

‘I messaged him and said, “I’m proud of you, it’s brilliant what you’ve done, mate”.

‘He just said, “Thanks”. He’s really sweet,’ he told the Evening Standard.

January 5, 2014

Black and Daley enjoy a night out clubbing and meet X Factor finalist Luke Friend

Olympic diver Tom Daley and actor Dustin Lance Black have made their relationship public for the first time.

The two had regularly hinted they were dating, swapping pictures on Instagram of presents they sent each other.

But now they have celebrated the start of Daley’s new series of celebrity TV diving contest Splash with a romantic night out, followed by clubbing at legendary London venue G-A-Y, where Daley met X Factor finalist Luke Friend.

They started last night (4 January) with a romantic meal.

December 31, 2013

Reality show star complains he does not get the same recognition because he has always been open about his sexuality

X Factor UK loser Rylan Clark has complained about the attention Olympic diver Tom Daley has got for coming out.

The TV personality, who won Celebrity Big Brother in January this year, congratulated the diver but said it wasn’t ‘big news’.

Clark told The Sun: ‘Not to take anything away from Tom, it is still hard to come out, but I haven’t come out as gay yet I don’t think.

‘What about people like Alan Carr, Gok Wan, Graham Norton and me – people who are on TV who have never hidden their sexuality?

‘What do we get? We don’t get recognition.

December 26, 2013

After former rugby star and gay pin-up Ben Cohen poses in ‘Gay Icon’ apron, newly out bisexual Olympic diver Tom Daley goes one better

Newly out Olympic diver Tom Daley has posted a Christmas picture wearing a rainbow ‘Gay Icon’ apron, rainbow socks and nothing else.

He posed alongside his best friend and former schoolmate, Sophie Lee – they very first person he came out to – who also stripped off to be pictured in an apron decorated with the British flag.

December 25, 2013

Olympic swimmer and Oscar winner both post photos of their unique gifts

Hot new couple Olympic diver Tom Daley and Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black both got some fancy footwear for Christmas.

Both have posted photos on social media of their feet in rainbow pride socks.

Black posted his photo on Facebook with the message 'Thanks mom!' on it.

Daley's sock photo on Instagram simply said: 'Ha!'

December 10, 2013

Diving star interacts with admirers as Dustin Lance Black stands nearby

The relationship between Olympic diver Tom Daley and Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black took people by surprise when it was reported last week.

But it's clear through a series of photos recently posted on Queerty that the pair have been quietly hanging together for a large chunk of the year.

December 6, 2013

Bisexual songstress gave advice to the Olympic diving teen on Alan Carr's Chatty Man

Bisexual songstress Lady Gaga has told Tom Daley he should boycott any country, like Russia, that opposes LGBT rights.

The ‘Applause’ singer said she supported the teen Olympic diver after he said he fancied both boys and girls this week.

She said, as a sports star and now a role model for LGBT teens, he should stand up against homophobic states.

‘I don’t think that we should be going to the Olympics at all,’ Gaga told gay British chatshow host Alan Carr.

December 6, 2013

Oscar winner in bed with a cold while Olympic diver begins some serious training

Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley and Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black have not publicly confirmed - or denied - that they are in a relationship.

But that hasn't stopped them from being two of the two most buzzed about men on social media this week.

Both have left clues that initially made it appear they are together in Houston right now.

December 5, 2013

Olympic diver has revealed in the first interview since coming out that while he has dated girls in the past, he has never 'felt like this' about anyone and believes it could be love

Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed it was ‘love at first sight’ when he met his new boyfriend.

Rumored to be American screenwriter and gay rights activist Dustin Lance Black, the 19-year-old said he had never felt the feelings of love before he met his match.

‘We were at a party and I hadn’t even spoken to him all night. I didn’t know what to do or if he was gay at first,’ Daley revealed, in an interview with Jonathan Ross.

But while the teen sports star did not know what to do, he still made the first move.

December 4, 2013

Olympic diver did not name his new love in coming out video but reports surface that it is Milk screenwriter

Olympic diver Tom Daley did not reveal who he is having a relationship in his widely seen coming out video this week.

But reports have surfaced today that the man in his life is Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

December 4, 2013

Olympic diver personally delivered news to them 24 hours before releasing video to the world

Olympic diver Tom Daley paid his paternal grandparents a visit 24 hours before he posted a YouTube video announcing to the world that he is in a relationship with a man.

Although Daley's sexuality had been wildly speculated about since he made a big splash at the 2012 Olympics in London, the personally-delivered news from their grandson took the grandparents by surprise.

December 2, 2013

Olympic poster boy Tom Daley has come out as bisexual, announcing he is in a relationship with a guy, so we are celebrating all things Tom

British Olympic bronze medal-winning diver Tom Daley came out as bisexual today, revealing he’s in a gay relationship.

Already thousands have sent the 19-year-old their love and support.

But it’s just the latest reason why we love him. Here are some of the others:

December 2, 2013

British Olympic diver called 'faggot' and more on social media

Tom Daley coming out as bisexual is the top trending topic on Twitter today - even ahead of Cyber Monday.

While the 19-year-old athlete has received scores of supportive tweets - including from such famous gays as Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Collins and Stephen Fry - there has been an onslaught of negative feedback ranging from snarky to homophobic slurs.

Here is a sampling:

October 30, 2013

Sportspeople should face an instant ban if they are homophobic or racist, says British Olympic diver Jack Laugher in his first gay interview

Sportspeople should face an instant ban if they insult gay people or are racist, a British Olympic diver has said.

Jack Laugher made the comments in an interview for gay glossy mag GT where he says fellow Team GB divers Tom Daley and Chris Mears are ‘handsome lads’, explaining this gives Daley in particular a big gay fanbase.

And he said holding the Winter Olympics in Russia in 99 days time is a ‘problem’.

It’s the first LGBTI press interview for Laugher, aged 18, from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England.

September 8, 2013

Olympic bronze-medalist Tom Daley is too focused on his diving to spend time on the gossip about his sexuality

Olympic diving medalist, and heart throb, Tom Daley says he's not gay, but appreciates his gay fans.

'I think it’s funny when people say I’m gay... I laugh it off,' the 19-year-old said to the Daily Mirror.

'I’m not. But even if I was, I wouldn’t be ashamed. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest what people thought,' the London 2012 bronze winning diver continued.

August 5, 2013

British Olympic diver has said he 'really appreciates' his fans after topping a poll to find the world's sexiest man according to gay voters

British Olympic diver Tom Daley has said it is really ‘surreal’ to be called sexy by gay fans.

The bronze London 2012 medalist said being named a gay magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man in the World’ was ‘very cool’.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the 19-year-old diver said: ‘It’s cool, any support I appreciate.

July 19, 2013

British Olympic diver, 19, tops poll to find the sexiest man in the world, according to gay men

Olympic diver and bronze-medalist Tom Daley clearly made an impression after London 2012, as he has beaten out competitors like David Beckham and Prince Harry in a gay men's 'sexiest male' award.

The baby-faced 19-year-old diver triumphed over the footballing star -  recently seen poolside modelling undies for H&M – into second place.

Prince Harry’s naked exploits in Los Vegas last summer have clearly done his image no harm in gay eyes – the rebellious royal came fourth.

March 5, 2013

British man breached the terms of a sexual offences order which said he should delete any picture on a technological device

A British man has admitted to breaching the terms of a sexual offences prevention order after he searched the internet for gay porn and images of Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Trevor Emmett, 38, from West Yorkshire, was remanded in custody to appear at Bradford Crown Court for sentencing on 28 March.

Emmett had admitted to a breach that had been imposed on him as part of a previous conviction where he had served time in prison for possessing indecent images.