If you need a reminder that even underwear models have struggled with bullies and being open about their sexual orientation, here you go.
Just in time for pride season, clothing designer Andrew Christian joins many of his most familiar faces and bodies, including Topher Maggio, Ryan Rose, Diego Sans, Jacob Ford and Matt O’Reilly, to appear before the camera and express their vulnerability, as well as how it felt to be ostracized and bullied.
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In a note posted to his site, Christian explains the impetus for the video:
We decided to share our own stories of how we came to have so much Pride. The road may not always be easy but it is always worth while to come out, be free, and find the love in the world. Hopefully by sharing our stories we are able to further inspire others and continue to help, as the song says, change the world.
Learn more about the guys below.