Daley will be competing in the Olympic Games this year in Tokyo. It could prove to be Daley’s final chance of winning gold, many have said. Although he has already won two Olympic bronze medals, he has yet to reach the top of the podium.
Daley, one of Team GB’s most well-known athletes has used his fame to help others.
Daley, who has become a famous figure, is open about his struggle to come out as gay.
He unknowingly got into a row with Harry and Meghan after the two had pledged support to the LGBTQ+ community.
They posted photos from various LGBTQ+ accounts to Instagram, which they were full-time royals back then.
The caption said: “For June, we proudly shine a light upon Pride.
We pay tribute this month to accounts supporting LGBTQ+ communities – the young, old, and their friends. Accounts that look back on the past, and hope for a better future.
We stand by you and are here to support you.
It is simple, love is love.
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“As Royal Family members, I think you’d try to highlight UK charities and perhaps ones that don’t get enough support and press.”
Daley was however more than happy with the support of the senior royals.
After welcoming son Robbie, his first child with Dustin Lance Black in the previous year, he responded: “Princess Diana would have been so proud,”
Itgetsbetter was a charity that Harry and Meghan highlighted at the time. They said, “Thanks so much for supporting LGBTQ+ youth!” “Happy Pride Month!”
Post also included a photo of Diana who was instrumental in breaking down stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and died in 1997.
This photo was taken in 1996 when Gerard McGrath, a patient at HIV/AIDS hospice London Lighthouse, took it.
Daley previously stated that he was “at a low point” after the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In 2011, his father died from cancer. He was still struggling to understand his sexuality.
He uploaded a YouTube video in 2013 revealing that “a man” was the person he’d met.
It “took me by surprise” a bit, but it was “just clicked”.
Daley received overwhelming support and carried on with his Olympic quest.
Lance was later thanked for encouraging him to dive, his true passion.
Publited Fri, 23 July 2021 at 12:09:00 +0000