I just watched Tom Daley’s youtube video where he articulately shares details of his personal life. He is in a relationship with a bloke and is very happy and safe. As the mother of a gay son I know how hard this must be for him to announce to the world and confirms to me what I’ve always thought about him – as well as being a great role model and a fantastically dedicated diver, he is a brave young man. And I’m chuffed to be a fellow Devonian.
So Tom, if people have a go, it is their ignorance, not your problem. Listen to those who love you, like your mum. And I just know your lovely dad would be so proud of you.
We’ll be with you on your journey to Rio.