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.
Thank you for being you, Nico.