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Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth Scares the Homophobes Away with a Simple Kiss

For National Coming Out Day, gay British Olympian Tom Bosworth posted a heartfelt photo with a beautiful message on Instagram. In the image, he is kissing his fiancé Harry Dineley.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s #nationalcomingoutday so I thought I’d post the reason I came out, both times (to my parents then publicly). Love of my life, my everything - @harryd1010. To all those struggling with the decision, if the time is right and you have the reason to do it, then DO IT! You’ll instantly feel better and you’ll wonder why you never did it sooner! It won’t be easy, it is terrifying and there will still be challenges to over come, but trust me, it’s worth it. Goodluck and enjoy being the true you!  #lgbt #lgbtsport #gayrights #comingout

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The image immediately got tons of support, but then Bosworth saw the over 50 followers unfollowed his account. This baffled the Olympic race walker since he has been openly gay for years. In fact, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Bosworth announced his engagement to Dineley:

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Could this week get any better? He said yes by the way! #Olympics #MarryMe #Love

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A confused Bosworth took to Twitter to share what had happened with fans and received more outpour of support from fans:

 

Sure, 50 followers is a drop in the bucket for someone with almost 6K followers. And if a kiss between a gay couple makes them go running for the hills maybe you don’t want them following you. Live your truth, Tom--and let the haters UNfollow!

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It is the interesting double standard, you can BE gay, just don't DO anything "gay".

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I guess those 50 had their hopes of landing him as their own, dashed by the announcement.

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