Brit Divers Boyfriend Is Oscar Winning Screenwriter
|Dustin Lance Black (Left) and Tom Daley (Right)|
By Brody Levesque | LONDON -- According to multiple sources, British Olympic diver Tom Daley is reportedly dating Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Daley, who revealed to the world in a YouTube video Monday that he is currently dating a man, didn't say who that person was.
The story broke Tuesday afternoon when the British tabloid paper- The Sun, published an article claiming that a source allegedly close to Daley told the paper; "He's besotted with Dustin. They love each other and aren't concerned what anyone says about age difference." The source who claims to be a Daley friend added "Dustin is very proud of Tom for making such a powerful statement about his sexuality. They are officially in a long term relationship and are talking about having a future together."
A British sports journalist who declined to be named, told LGBTQ Nation Tuesday evening that Daley and Black were reportedly introduced during an event in London this last summer. In his video Monday, the 19-year old British Olympian said;
"Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And, well, that someone – is a guy," adding it did take me by surprise a little bit but something just clicked and it felt right. My whole world just changed there and then.Of course I still fancy girls but, I mean, right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn't be happier. It feels safe and it really does feel right."
Black, 39, is an Academy award winning screenplay writer and LGBTQ equality rights activist.
There was no comment from either Daley or a representative for Black, who is currently returning home from the Side by Side LGBT Film festival in St. Petersburg, Russia which was held this past week.
Black and film director Gus Van Zant had traveled to Russia to showcase their 2008 Oscar winning film 'Milk,' the bio-sketch of slain San Francisco Supervisor and LGBTQ icon, Harvey Milk.