Reece King is a model and social media star from the U.K. with over 558,000 Instagram followers and nearly 100,000 Twitter followers. He’s also bisexual.
The tatted up 23-year-old recently came out in an exclusive interview with Gay Times. For a long time, he says, he would dodge questions about his sexuality. But not anymore!
“I realized that whatever I said, it became a distraction,” he explains. “Anything I did or posted online, people would just ask about who I’m interested in.”
He continues, “I just built up this defense of saying ‘that’s not important’. But I guess it’s stuck with me because it really isn’t important, so now I just say ‘yeah, I am bisexual’.”
King says he’s proud to be one of many queer social media influencers making a difference in the world.
“I think a lot more creative LGBTQ people have taken the limelight, especially on social media,” he says. “We see them on mood boards at shoots for inspiration. If people just keep doing their thing unapologetically, it breaks down the barriers in more homophobic environments.”
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i’m blessed to have so much good in my life which usually helps distract from sadness i feel, for some ingrained stupid reason i almost even feel embarrassed or ashamed to admit this because i’m so good at acting fine but i really really struggle with my mental health sometimes, i debated to myself if i should even write/post this because to the majority it comes across as brand new but its something a lot of people hide & would rather just not talk about, also not to attract more into my life but to actually acknowledge & distinguish the problem head on without fear, i’m still learning about life & i’m still trying to find my balance within the different aspects of my life but i think being vocal & honest with myself will ultimately help me & possibly even others, real shit we all human & inside our own realities that we live everyday we have pain, drop them feelings of feeling bad for needing time out or asking for help, cry if you need to cry, listen to yourself, hold on in there, come back stronger ?
series 2 – directed by myself shot by @smiggi don't take anything personally, any anger or sourness they send at you isn't because of you, the moment you actually absorb & understand this you will find yourself more compassionate, even for the people that don't deserve it & wish you unwell or hate on your name for no reason you'll understand they really are unhappy, its great to be aware of this understanding & not return that bullshit energy back & only pray these people get on the mindset you on & eventually be happy within themselves, truly great.
bitch i'ma be 22 tomorrow, people messaging about po boxes & wanting to send gifts that's incredibly sweet of you but i'm selfless init especially on birthdays, so if you wanted to do something for me as a birthday gift you can donate £1 or whatever your currency is $1, €1 etc etc to a charity of your choice, super easy can do it by text thankssssssssss ???