Now that so many people are getting comfortable with the concept that there have always, and will always, be gay people walking amongst the herd, non-binary sexuality and identity is the next phase of acceptance.
And luckily, there are some high profile advocates bringing attention to the fact that not everybody’s attractions fall on a neat, easily explainable scale.
Like Nico Tortorella, who plays Sutton Foster’s younger boyfriend on TV Land’s Younger. Earlier in 2016, Tortorella came out as “sexually fluid,” and that’s got the good folks at Access Hollywood a bit confused. Where’s Billy Bush when you need him? (Nowhere, that’s where. Here’s hoping he stays there.)
The hosts ask Tortorella about his podcast The Love Bomb, and what his non-label label means, to which he responds: “It means I do whatever I want whenever I want it. And I don’t really have a problem with it!”
Fair play, Tortorella.
He added: ““I think everybody has the right to do what they want and be the person that they want to be as long as it’s affecting positive change in the world. I just love people.”
As for whether he finds it harder to date men or women, Tortorella said that females are the trickier sex. No big surprises there.
Tortorella told Elle Magazine earlier this year:
Look, a lot of people don’t think that the way that I live my life is a real thing, that it exists, that having a broad spectrum of sexual orientation is even possible. I get told all the time on social media. God forbid you open up a Reddit article. But it comes with it, you know? I’m not trying to redefine sexuality or humanity or say that my answer is right and yours is wrong. I’m just happy with who I am. I am driven by love and I have been in love with a handful of different people, men and women. It’s like, if you go to a bookstore and you know exactly what kind of book you want, you have to look it up in the system because it’s in a specific section of the bookstore. I fit into a handful of sections in the bookstore.