In an interview with NITV, the openly gay Aboriginal Australian hunk opened up about the challenges with coming out and being a gay man of color in a majority white gay scene.
After tentatively coming out to his club’s managers, he negotiated the gay scene as a semi-closeted man before he got the memo that any version of the closet, well, sucks.
I was out-and-about on the [gay] scene and meeting people. I was doing that undercover and it finally came to a point where I had to start accepting it. I wanted more than what I was having.
When he finally came out and started dating, he found that his ethnicity made him an outlier in a gay scene that was mostly white.
There was a lot of casual racism. People would say things like, ‘You’re hot for an Aboriginal guy’ or ‘I’ve never been with a black guy.’ I’d think, ‘You know that’s not a compliment?’
Head over to Conway’s Instagram to look at a ton of pics that will definitely make you doubt the sanity of the guys who rejected him.
And remember, ‘you’re hot for a guy’ is never, ever a compliment.