According to actor Nico Tortorella, the most prejudice he’s experienced for identifying as bisexual has come from close-minded LGBTQ people.
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The Scream 4 star came out last year as “sexually-fluid” and then later clarified that he identifies as bisexual.
Talking to The View, he opined that society has “a lot of work to do” when it comes to understanding and accepting bisexuality
Joe Behar asked whether he feels bisexual stigma has decreased in the last several years.
“It’s getting better,” he says. “We still have a lot of work to do.”
“I think the most flack I get – and other bisexual friends I have get – is actually from inside of the [LGBT+] community, and not from straight people.”
Later on, he’s asked — predictably — whether his mutual attraction to both sexes has exacerbated jealousy in his relationships.
“That’s their own insecurity,” he says. “There is jealousy in every single relationship across the board, no matter who you’re in a relationship with.”
Once the segment aired, he took to Instagram to say he was “beyond humbled” to be included in the episode.
“i am beyond humbled. beyond grateful. beyond proud,” he writes. “This is progress. This is visibility. This is bisexual affirmation. this is pansexual inclusivity.
“This is the queer fluid non-binary future i want to be part of.”
i am beyond humbled. beyond grateful. beyond proud. this is progress. this is visibility. this is bisexual affirmation. this is pansexual inclusivity. this is the queer fluid non-binary future i want to be part of. lgbtqia. thank you to everyone at the @lgbtcenternyc crystelle, paul, abrina, albert, elisa, ja'asriel. you are angels. your lives and stories are valid. beyond important. we only know what we see. and today we see more. @theviewabc thank you for this opportunity and this platform to share. special thanks to @sarahaines for an open heart. we all have so much more work to do, but today is worth celebrating. i love. i love. is love. #niconiconico