‘Younger’ star Nico Tortorella comes out as gender-fluid

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Younger” star Nico Tortorella has come out as gender-fluid.

In a recent video, Tortorella received a drag makeover from”RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Trinity Taylor and the pair discussed 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 cis-gender,” Tortorella says. “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.”

Tortorella says right now they identify as “cissy with a C” because it’s “kind of cisgender-ish but a little soft.”

They also opened up about their struggle with body dysmorphia in an Instagram post.

“My weight has fluctuated my entire life,” Tortorella writes. “For the past couple years, I started to really get into shape. Working out sometimes twice a day, diets, supplements, hormones, etc. Remember, I am an addict.”

“Over the past 6 months I have worked out less, ate more, wrote a book and have tried to love myself more and more every day; body, mind, and spirit,” they continued. “I have days where I love my body, and days when I’m not happy; wishing I still looked like I did.”

Tortorella credits their partner Bethany Meyers for giving them confidence.

“Being in shape is so much more than having a six pack, arms, and tight skin. My incredible partner @bethanycmeyers has taught me that. Last night they texted me ‘Just a reminder that you are beautiful and your body is too. Use this workout tonight to clear your head and strengthen your body for your busy day tomorrow.’ Thank you for always being an inspiration and beacon of light for body positivity,” Tortorella writes.

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