Younger star Nico Tortorella has come out publicly again – this time as bisexual.
The 28-year-old actor, who is currently in a relationship with a man, had previously described himself as ‘sexually fluid.’
That description led to a lot of conversations that Tortorella says made him rethink things.
‘The more I’m having these conversations, the more comfortable I am identifying as bisexual,’ he tells Vulture.
‘I’ve been so hesitant about using the word for so long, because it does have a negative connotation in our generation.’
He adds: ‘People fought for so long for that B in LGBT, and I refuse to be the person that’s going to throw that away because I think I have a more colorful word.’
Tortorella shares that he was comfortable with his attraction to both sexes back in high school.
He even tried to help a friend who was struggling with his sexuality by having sex with him.
‘This is going to sound f*cked, but I knew that he was really struggling. And I was like, “Look, if I hook up with him, maybe it will make things easier for him.” We hooked up. There was no assplay at all. It was just dick-to-mouth here.’
The friend ‘was shaken up about it.’
‘I was like, “It’s fine. What happened last night doesn’t make you the person that you are. Why are you putting so much weight on it?” And when that happened, I was like, “Oh, I’m thinking about this differently than everyone else is thinking about it.”‘