Nico Tortorella showed up to the GLAAD awards last week in a Christian Siriano original, serving femme masculinity and gender-bending beautiful that elevated the dialogue on sexuality and gender.
Tortorella has been part of this discourse since he first opened up about being sexually fluid. He discussed appropriate terminology and vocab with the ladies from The View last year. The View used this segment to help educate themselves and its viewers on the sensitivity of this topic so as to not offend or dismiss that gender identity and queerness is an important topic, especially among today's youth.
In March, Tortorella married their wife Bethany C. Meyers in an equally gender fusing ceremony that gagged fans with its unique portrayal of a queer couple.
But it seems like the actor continues to explore terms and their meanings. Tortorella just recently affirmed that they are, in fact, gender fluid. On a an episode of Drag Me with Trinity Taylor, Tortorella opens up about not quite identifying as a cisgender male:
This isn’t something I’ve actually talked about on a public level quite yet. I just pretty recently have come to terms with the fact that maybe I am not fully cisgender. And does that mean?
The vocabulary for that is so wide for that right now. And like picking which word fits best—I’m not quite at the stage just yet. But I don’t feel one way or the other.
I like the word Cissy with a C. C-I-S-S-Y. Kind of cisgenderish, but a little soft.
Terminology can be daunting for those who don't understand it. Out of respect to anyone you meet, it is important to not assume that they identify any which way and if you are unsure, the best thing to do is ask. They'll appreciate your caring enough to do so.
At the end of the video,Tortorella is revealed as a glitter bearded drag hybrid version of themselves.
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