Tom Daley After triumphing Gold: ‘I’m gay and an Olympic Champion’
Tom Daley After triumphing Gold: ‘I'm gay and an Olympic Champion'
Tom Daley After triumphing Gold: ‘i’m gay and an Olympic Champion’
Daley, who’s married to Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, and Matty Lee of Britain
narrowly won the ten-meter synchronized diving at the Tokyo Olympics
Tom Daley and his diving accomplice, Matty Lee, added domestic a gold medal for crew first-rate Britain Monday, after narrowly prevailing the 10-meter synchronized diving on the Tokyo Olympics.
The victory become in particular meaningful for Daley in his 2d Olympics as an openly homosexual guy.
“I experience quite proud to mention that I am a gay guy and also an Olympic champion,” said Daley who changed into visibly emotional. “and that I feel very empowered through that due to the fact when I used to be more youthful, I concept I was in no way going to be anything, or attain something, due to who I was, and to be an Olympic champion now simply shows that you can achieve whatever.”
Daley got here out in 2013 shortly after he started courting his now-husband, Dustin Lance Black. He stated at that time he
“felt like the one which changed into on my own and exclusive and failed to healthy in.”
Now, he stated,
“I hope that any young LGBT individual obtainable can see that regardless of how alone you feel right now, you are not alone. That you may acquire something and that there may be an entire lot of your preferred own family out here, ready to assist you.”
Daley won bronze medals at the London video games in 2012 and the Rio Olympics in 2016. Monday’s gold-medal win became a long time coming after 0.33-area finishes.
“To finally have this gold medal — I’ve been diving for twenty years. It’s my fourth Olympic games,” Daley stated after his victory. “masses of humans could have counted me out, being the older man or woman,
but I’m inside the exceptional form, bodily.”
Daley’s American-born husband received a screenwriting Oscar in 2008 for “Milk,” the biographical movie based on the life of homosexual rights activist and politician Harvey Milk.
The couple married in 2017 and had their first infant, a son, the following 12 months.
“The reality that I will say my son watched me become an Olympic champion, albeit on television because they couldn’t be here,