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20 Disgusting Homophobic Tweets In Response To Tom Daley Coming Out

12/02/2013 11:58 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

British Olympic diver Tom Daley gave hope to gay men everywhere this morning when he revealed to the world in a YouTube video that he is in a relationship with a man.

Stopping short of using either "gay" or "bisexual" as identifiers, Daly states in the video that "right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier. It makes me feel safe and just really does feel right."

However, not everyone was quite so thrilled with the news. In a Twitter backlash that parallels one experienced by Raven-Symone after the star publicly came out, angry and homophobic users took to their social media to express their outrage over Daley's revelation.

We really couldn't me more thrilled with the news...but these individuals clearly feel otherwise.

However, Tom certainly isn't letting the homophobic bigots get him down:

While we've made a huge amount of progress as a community and LGBT individuals, it's important to also remember that not everyone is quite so ecstatic about our political and social gains. These tweets serve as reminder that this is no time to be complacent with our victories and that there is still a huge amount of work left to do.

(h/t Towleroad)

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