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Tom Daley isn’t worried about his sexuality, and so should we

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Coming out of the closet is not easy, especially when you are famous. That did not stop Tom Daley, though. This past Monday, through Youtube, Tom Daley revealed that he is in a relationship with another guy. In a world of labels though, Tom Daley is taking a different approach to naming his sexuality.

Many news reports are reporting that Tom has come out as a bisexual, but according to Tom, he’s not ready for that kind of label. On ITV’s Jonathan Ross, Tom says, 'Everything is all pretty new so I don’t see any point in putting a label on it - gay, bi, straight, any of those kind of labels.’ Tom is clear, he just wants to enjoy the ride as he continued on ITV, 'All that I feel happy about at the moment is that I’m dating a guy and couldn’t be happier, it shouldn’t matter who I’m dating and I hope people can be happy for me.’

Tom Daley is one of the first British Olympic athletes to come out that he’s dating another guy, and this is exciting news for the GLBT community. Everyone wants to jump to conclusions, though, that Tom is bisexual, and while it maybe true, his approach to labeling himself is quite inspiring, and a source of hope for many GLBT youth who are trying to figure themselves out. Today’s society is obsessed with labels, and his choice to not label himself shows other youth that labels are not as important as the person they love. Follow Tom’s example, and enjoy life without the labels.

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