Tom, who is a coach on ITV's celebrity diving show Splash!, revealed last month in a heartfelt video that he was in a gay relationship.
Speaking to BBC Sport today (2 January), Tom said: "The support from the public and the media and everyone has been overwhelming.
"It's been so positive and it's put me in a great place and right now I couldn't be happier. Hopefully 2014 is going to be a good year."
Tom, 19, recently left his long-term base in Plymouth and will now train at the London Aquatics Centre for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
He added: "Diving is now my number-one focus and that's the thing that it always has been, and now I feel like I can just go and be with Jane [Figueiredo, his new coach] and work towards getting a gold medal in Rio."
Earlier this month, Tom confirmed that he was dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black after posting a photo of the pair having dinner.
After revealing his relationship status in December, Tom said: "Of course I still fancy girls, but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier."
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