The diver Tom Daley has revealed that he is in a relationship with a man. Firstly it needs to be said that I'm pleased he has found happiness. I hope we all find happiness. But also I don't care if he's gay.
I should probably say that I thought he was gay anyway so it isn't a shock. I don't mean because I thought him effeminate, or camp, or any negative stereotype, it's just that I was sure he'd come out ages ago.
Now if he wants to make his sexuality public then I'm fine with it. I am not happy if he felt he needed to make the announcement to stop others outing him. I've seen that happen in the past, mostly by radical gay rights groups, and disagree with them vehemently. A persons sexuality and the choice to tell the public or not should never be forced.
I don't think many people care if people are gay or not. In a way this is a good thing as ignorance and irrational hatred comes when people feel angry about such private things. I suppose this is good.
The only thing I will say that I think using the announcement to plug his godawful tv programme is a tad tacky.
But hay oh good luck to him and his partner.