Tom Daley attracted the attention of the press for his precocity and talent with just 14 years. On Monday, at the quarters of it, the English clavadist finally hung up his first Olympic gold, along with Matty Lee on the platform from 10 meters from Tokyo-2020. But beyond the sport, the figure of Him is known worldwide for the visibility and activism LGTB of it. That is why nothing else will win the medal wanted to send a message to the collective: "I hope that any young LGTB can see that no matter what you feel now, you are not, you can get anything."
"I am proud to say that I am gay and Olympic champion," so he began his Daley intervention after having won the gold medal. The British athlete, who came to recognize that when he was younger he felt only for his sexual orientation, he said that "being an Olympic champion now shows that you can do anything." The message he wanted to convey was not to recognize the sexual orientation of him, since he had made him public 8 years ago, if not sending the collective forces and that the youngest did not feel what he felt in his youth.
At the end of 2013, with 19 years, but already with two Olympic Games behind him, Tom Daley decided to give that step and record a video that he published on YouTube to share a news with his fans about his personal life, with the title " Something I mean, "in his bed next to a pillow with the British colors. "When the spring of this year arrived, my life changed to meet someone who made me feel happy and that someone is a man," he explained in that recording, with which he wanted to respond to "rumors and speculations" about his sexual orientation. Just a few weeks after the video, during Christmas, he joked with his family over the media repercussion and posed with one of his gifts, an apron with rainbow colors and "gay icon" message (gay icon).
At the beginning of 2014 it was already known and the identity of that man who alluded in the video and was none other than the American scriptwriter Dustin Lance Black, twenty years older than Tom and rewarded with an Oscar in 2009 by the biopic script of the Activist LGTB Harvey Milk who directed Gus Van Sant and who starred Sean Penn.
Tom Daley was elected "sexiest man in the world" by Attitude magazine then for two years followed (2013 and 2014) and in an interview in that publication he explained on the cover that he expected that "the video could help other people" and what he wanted "Wedding and having children".
The couple, who shared his life between the United States and England, attracted the attention of the media and both were sharing different aspects of his daily life through media and social networks. In 2017, married at Bovey Castle, in Devon County, where the nail is originally. A year later they were parents of little Robbie, who bears the name of Tom's father, who died of cancer in 2011.
Inspired greatly by the work of Dustin Lance Black as LGTB activist, Tom Daley has joined different causes in favor of visibility. He suffered bullying in his school stage and has participated in campaigns against homophobia. He has also encouraged greater LGTB visibility in sport. In 2018, when he won the gold in the Commonwealth games, he asked the countries of the Commonwealth with respect and the end of the laws that penalize homosexuality.
"I feel very lucky enough to be who I am openly and without worries, I hope that some day all the athletes of the Commonwealth countries can be free to compete with openly the people who are," he wrote on Twitter.
With more than 2,100,000 'Followers' on Instagram and almost 900,000 subscribers on its YouTube channel, each gesture of yours acquires great repercussion. In parallel to its extraDeportiva Media Exhibition, Tom Daley has been able to build a successful career, in which three golden golds and five in Europeans now adds three Olympic medals, two bronze (London-2012 and Rio-2016) and one, The most important of all his life, the Golden of Tokyo-2020.
In the Games of Beijing-2008 in which Tom Daley made his Olympic debut, the Australian nail Matthew Mitcham achieved the title on the platform from 10 meters. He celebrated it then going to the stand to see the boyfriend of him. In times of pandemic, Tom had to settle for a videoconference with her husband on a screen of the Tokyo aquatic center.Date Of Update: 26 July 2021, 14:04