Tom Daley’s Not Gay

I don’t know (or care, really) who Tom Daley is, but here’s the thing: all day they’ve been saying he’s gay, when he says he “still fancies girls” but is happy to be in a relationship currently with a man. To me that means he’s bisexual, or pansexual, or has another word for himself, but “gay” isn’t it.

He never uses the word gay in his video (or homosexual, or any synonym for either).

So, yeah. This is why people don’t think bi people exist – because when they do come out, even if they clearly do not call themselves gay, everyone assumes they’re gay.

It tires me, the way gayness eclipses any other possible sexuality. Cranky queer het that I am.

One Reply to “Tom Daley’s Not Gay”

  1. Of course it’s no better the other way around, either. When a bisexual person establishes a committed relationship with someone of the opposite sex it’s usually assumed that they’re suddenly straight. Never mind their past, possible future, or anything they might have to say on the subject.

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