“I just pretty recently have come to terms with the fact that maybe I am not fully cisgender.”
American actor and model Nico Tortorella has come out as gender fluid.
During a discussion with Drag Race legend Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor, the Younger star opened up about their gender identity.
“This isn’t actually anything I’ve talked about on a public level quite yet, but I just pretty recently have come to terms with the fact that maybe I’m not fully cisgender,” they revealed.
“What does that mean? The vocabulary for that is so wide right now, and it’s like picking which word fits best. I’m not quite at that stage yet, but I don’t feel one way or the other.”
Nico then said they self-identify with the term “cissy with a C” because it’s “kind of cisgender-ish but a little soft.”
Regarding online trolls, Nico said they receive the “most flack” to their frank discussions on sexuality from “white, cis gay men”. They continued: “The trolls online love to just waste their time pounding away on keys.”
The former Gay Times cover star was then given a sparkly drag makeover by Trinity, and had trouble with their tuck.
Last week, Nico served “gender fuckery” and looked fierce-as-fuck at the GLAAD Awards with their wife, Bethany C. Meyers.
After the event, they posted a message to Instagram in which they acknowledged their white privilege and praised the LGBTQ community.
“this weekend was for femmes, boys questioning what boy means, and women,” they said.
“last night was for you. last night was for every gender nonconforming transfeminine warrior beauty of all shapes and color. you are valid. you are worth it. you do not deserve the constant harassment and bashing you endure on a daily basis.
“i see you today and everyday. i am you. i love you. i am here for you. not just to tell you that you look beautiful but to help keep you alive.”