Nico Tortorella blessed his Instagram feed with a naked photo of himself, likely an outtake from a recent shoot by Luke Fontana for an Advocate article in which the Younger actor and Love Bomb podcaster talks about his sexual propensities, labels, and related juice. He’s been in a 10-year polyamorous relationship with fitness entrepreneur Bethany Meyers, who describes herself as gay.
Check out the full length photo HERE.
Said Tortorella to The Advocate: “I think for so long there’s been like one quote-unquote normal way of life. And anybody that doesn’t live in that structure needs to find a home of sorts. And I think labels are really important for kids, especially, [who] can’t find their tribe where they are, and need to go find their people, their family. For that reason, I think labels are extremely important.”
Added Tortorella: “I think the way I use the word fluidity is like fluid in everything, fluid in train of thought; not this, not that; beyond definition. It doesn’t always have to be one thing. The one thing anybody can talk about, no matter race, religion, sexuality or gender, is love. Everyone has some sort of explanation, feeling, memory, backstory, or idea of love.”
Tortorella also says he calls himself bisexual to battle bi erasure: “I can be emotionally, physically attracted to men. I can be emotionally, physically attracted to women. The ‘B’ in LGBTQ-plus has been fought for, for so long. I’m not going to be the person that’s like, ‘No, I need a ‘P,’ I need another letter!’ I stand by people that have paved this way for somebody like me…I believe in the spectrum, the full universe of gender and sexuality, and probably I fall more into the pansexual fluid terms which fall into the umbrella of bisexual in LGBTQ-plus.”