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Nico Tortorella Wore a Gorgeous Dress on the Red Carpet

Nico Tortorella Wears a Dress on the Red Carpet

We’re always watching Nico Tortorella. Not only is he a brilliant actor and poet (he just released a poetry collection, all of it is you), but he’s also an inspiring activist and role model in the LGBTQ community.

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He recently hosted the GLADD Rising Stars Luncheon—and in honor of the event, wore gorgeous creations by Christian Siriano (who had never dressed a DMAB for a red carpet before). The result? Two stunning looks—a one-shoulder black dress and a matching metallic skirt suit. What’s even more beautiful is what Nico had to say on Instagram, accompanying images from the GLAAD event.  

In the post, he says:

 “Now I know these looks aren’t for everyone or considered traditional garb for someone who looks like me, but fuck it. This is more than dress, this is political. Its no secret that my sexuality has been ever evolving, and quite recently my own gender identity and expression has been taking new flight. I have started playing with using they/them pro-nouns for myself and for any one I can when it’s appropriate. We are ALL multidimensional dynamic creatures and as much as I understand the spectrum, the less I believe in the binary of gender, the more liberated I myself am becoming. Now let it be said, it is NOT more comfortable to wear these clothes. But I look fucking awesome. And it shouldn’t matter. Facial hair, body hair, blue steel, leg pop, hip pop, and all. I am alive, I am free, all of it is me, ALL OF IT IS YOU.”

Read his full Instagram post below—and check out his gorgeous GLAAD looks.

 

 

GLAAD celebrated the Rising Stars Luncheon at the 29th Annual @GLAAD Media Awards in New York yesterday and I had the incredible honor of hosting. The GLAAD Rising Stars Grant Program celebrates young people’s commitment to accelerating LGBTQ acceptance within their communities and culture at large. Grants are offered to support young people who are leveraging media to move hearts and minds and create change. It was such a profoundly moving and emotional experience. Congratulations to all of this years winners, check out my story to learn more. If there was ever a time to make bold fashion choices it is now. I reached out to my friend @csiriano Christian Siriano has never dressed a DMAB for a carpet before, this is a moment in history y’all. Now I know these looks aren’t for everyone or considered traditional garb for someone who looks like me, but fuck it. This is more than dress, this is political. Its no secret that my sexuality has been ever evolving, and quite recently my own gender identity and expression has been taking new flight. I have started playing with using they/them pro-nouns for myself and for any one I can when it’s appropriate. We are ALL multidimensional dynamic creatures and as much as I understand the spectrum, the less I believe in the binary of gender, the more liberated I myself am becoming. Now let it be said, it is NOT more comfortable to wear these clothes. But I look fucking awesome. And it shouldn’t matter. Facial hair, body hair, blue steel, leg pop, hip pop, and all. I am alive, I am free, all of it is me, ALL OF IT IS YOU. From my opening monologue yesterday - “Hey. Guess what? We made it to earth! We have no idea why we’re really here but we have bodies, we have minds, we have spirits. We have laughter and rainbows, every color of the spectrum. We have community, we have our elders that paved the way, we have our youth who are rewriting what it means to be queer, and we have each-other. Now we all know that were living in some trying times, y’all, but listen. Without the bad, the glad doesn’t exist. Without the bad, @GLAAD doesn’t exist. I encourage everyone in this room to always lead with love, no matter what.”

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Thank you for being you, Nico.

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