My own coming-out to my children and then my parents was one of the most nerve-wracking things I'd ever done but it involved a total of five people! I came out nearly three years ago, but that seems like an eternity ago.
I smiled during the first part of the clip because he was so sweet and hesitant but as his conversation with the world progressed, I found myself getting a bit misty-eyed. I like how he didn't label himself as 'bi' or 'gay', just that "I met someone .... and that someone is a guy."
When I met someone and they made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels…great. Well that someone is a guy, and it did take me by surprise a little bit.” - Tom Daley
His last comment resonated strongly with me except I was more than a "little bit" surprised. I truly didn't believe I was 100% gay until my first hookup with a man. I wasn't prepared for the intensity of my gayness once I allowed the denial to drop away.