Forget the Token Gay: Tonight’s Real World: DC Premiere Has 2 Bisexuals


What do you mean you’re not planning on watching the premiere of Real World: D.C. on MTV tonight? As if you needed a reason to, there’s 22-year-old Colorado native Mike Manning, the bi guy — and self-proclaimed “star athlete, prom king, popular with all the girls” — who’s had long-term relationships with both men and women. And he grew up in a Christian family. Adorable! (Yes, this is the guy who hangs with Rep. Jared Polis, courtesy his Human Rights Campaign internship during the show.) And as if you needed a second reason to, there’s also Emily Schromm, another bi castmate who grew up in a fundamentalist Christian cult. Superfun!