Tom Daley’s big reveal that he’s happily dating a man was met with the usual scorn by professional gay haters such as the Westboro clan, but happily there’s also been an outpouring of support for the 19-year-old British Olympic diver to balance out the f-bombs. Considering that Daley has nearly 2.5 million followers on Twitter, the news has unsurprisingly made, ahem, a huge splash. Below read some of the congratulatory tweets from numerous other out entertainers, athletes and allies.
I’m relieved to know that all of my panting over @TomDaley1994 at the Summer Olympics wasn’t completely misguided.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 2, 2013
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To all the homophobes out there spewing bigoted bile about Tom Daley, I laugh in your wretched little faces. You’re losing, he’s winning. — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 2, 2013
I opened the second door on my advent calendar and Tom Daley came out. Seriously @TomDaley1994 congratulations. So happy for you.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 2, 2013
Well done Tom Daley:) http://t.co/mowbLllzJh
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) December 2, 2013
— Josh Hutcherson (@joshsbae) December 2, 2013
@TomDaley1994 is a champion in every sense of the word. And it’s super cute that he’s in love =) he should be rewarded with all our support
— Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham) December 2, 2013