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April 4, 2014

Gay diver is supporting the opening of the Olympic park, hoping the legacy of 2012 will be able to continue into the future

Gay diver Tom Daley is calling for the public to come watch him in his speedos, practice his diving, and to carry on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Speaking in a new video, Daley has given his support for visitors to make the most of what the Olympic Park has to offer, which will be open for the first time on 5 April.

Some lucky visitors will even be able to watch Tom practice his diving in the Aquatics Centre.

April 3, 2014

Olympic teen diver has said, after he still 'fancied girls' in his coming out YouTube video four months ago, he is now out and proud as a gay man

Tom Daley has officially come out as gay.

After the 19-year-old Olympic heartthrob said he still liked girls in his coming out video four months ago, he seems to have had a change of heart.

‘I am a gay man now,’ the diver said. ‘I came out on YouTube as I wanted to say what I wanted to say without anyone twisting it.

‘I told my family before I told the world. I was terrified.’

March 21, 2014

Ben Cohen, Lorraine Kelly, Sue Perkins and Ian McKellen all need your support as voting reaches its last few days

Tom Daley looks set to win his first gay award at Britain’s ‘Gay Oscars’ this April.

The bisexual diver is currently way ahead of the rest of the field in the race to be named Sports Personality of the Year at the event.

And morning TV host Lorraine Kelly is tipped to be crowned nation’s favorite straight ally.

But there is still everything to play for and it’s now the last chance to choose your heroes.

March 21, 2014

Olympic bronze medalist says he came out because he wanted to be out with his boyfriend in public

British Olympic diver Tom Daley has said since he came out he has had a deluge of offers of gay sex, including people who offer it ‘there and then’.

The 19-year-old heartthrob, dating 39-year-old screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, said he came out because he was tired of people always ‘questioning’ his sexuality.

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 10, 2014

Casey Stoney, one of the greatest soccer stars in the UK, has spoken about her sexuality publicly for the first time

England’s women football captain Casey Stoney has revealed she is gay.

The Arsenal ladies defender is the latest sportsperson to come out following NFL hopeful Michael Sam, former international soccer star Thomas Hitzlsperger and Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Stoney, inspired by Daley, said she wanted to make it public to help other young people struggling with their sexuality.

‘I feel it's really important for me to speak out as a gay player because there are so many young people struggling with being gay,’ she told BBC Sport.

January 29, 2014

Oscar winning screenwriter and activist talks about last month's trip to Russia to screen Milk

When Dustin Lance Black went to Russia last month for a special screening of the film Milk, it was his boyfriend, Olympic diver Tom Daley, who was getting the headlines for coming out.

Black, who won a screenwriting Oscar for Milk, had said very little about the Russia trip since until today (28 January) when he took part in a live chat on Google+ about the Uprising of Love movement he is a part of.

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 20, 2013

Edith Windsor, the Pope and Barack Obama head up our list of heroes for the LGBTI community in 2013

As 2013 comes to an end we look back at the heroes who have made the world a better place for LGBTI rights.

These are the people who have have fought for equality on a global scale and have had an influence over the past year.

From the woman who defeated DOMA to one of the most progressive religious leaders in history, from one hilarious politician fighting for rights to a diver just being himself.

Take a look at our heroes of 2013 below:

December 11, 2013

BBC presenter says she wishes YouTube was around when she was younger so she could come out like the teen Olympic diver

British gay broadcaster, sports pundit and national treasure Clare Balding has said Tom Daley will dive better now he has come out.

The BBC sports presenter praised the Olympic diver and bronze medalist for choosing to come out on YouTube, and longed for the day when an athlete’s sexuality is not news.

‘I think the day that it’s not news is the day that an awful lot of people will feel much more relaxed about just cracking on with their lives,’ she said on Daybreak.

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

Singer tweets: 'Let me set the record straight. I’m Bi. Pun intended'

Crystal Bowersox, the singer who made it all the way to the finals of American Idol in 2010, seems to have started a trend when she quietly came out as bisexual last week on Twitter.

In the days since, actress Maria Bello came out as bi in a New York Times column and a day later Olympic diver Tom Daley did the same in a YouTube video.

But of the three, Bowersox is the only one to actually use the word 'bisexual.'

She tweeted to her followers: 'Let me set the record straight. I’m Bi. Pun intended.'

December 6, 2013

Maria Bello, Adam Lambert, John Barrowman and others also remember the civil rights icon

Shortly after the death of Nelson Mandela was annunced today (5 December), the twitterverse immediately was flooded with tributes to the great South African leader.

Among those tweeting out were various gay, lesbian and bisexual celebrities.

'Today we lost the world’s greatest advocate for peace and change,' wrote Ellen DeGeneres. 'Nelson Mandela was a hero to so many. Rest in peace.'

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 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 3, 2013

Olympic legend says diving phenom helping 'to make this world a better, more understanding, and accepting place'

Greg Louganis is calling fellow diver Tom Daley 'brave' and 'courageous' for going public earlier today (2 December) about his relationship with a man.

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: