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Diver Tom Daley announces engagement to long term partner Dustin Lance Black

Published 01/10/2015

Tom Daley has announced his engagement to his partner Dustin Lance Black.

The 21-year-old, who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in August, made the announcement in the births, marriages and deaths section of The Times newspaper.

The notice reads: "The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence."

The Olympic bronze medal diver came out as gay nearly two years ago in a YouTube video in which he said he was "dating a guy and couldn't be happier".

Lance, 41, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence."

The pair have been in a relationship for around two years.

Black is an American film director and producer. He won an Oscar for best original screenplay for Milk, a film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk.

In his YouTube video posted in December 2013, Daley, 21, said his "whole world changed" when he fell in love with a man.

He said: "Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone and they make me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great and, well, that someone is a guy.

"And it did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen, but it wasn't until spring this year that something just clicked, it felt right."

He added: "Of course I still fancy girls but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier. It makes me feel safe and it just really does feel right."

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