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Nico Tortorella Rocked a Gothic Gown for GLAAD Red Carpet

Nico Tortorella attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
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The Younger star opened up about exploring his gender identity and expression.

Nico Tortorella is always on our radar. He’s an incredibly talented artist, inspiring activist and a dedicated advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Recently, he hosted the GLADD Rising Stars Luncheon in New York, and made a big entrance. Tortorella rocked two stunning styles; a gothic creation and a shimmering skirt suit by Christian Siriano.

@nicotortorella slayed the @glaad awards in New York. 👏 👏 👏

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Although he looked beautiful, his corresponding Instagram post inspired as a beacon for hope for the LGBTQ community.

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On the Instagram post, he wrote:

“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 year’s 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 a 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 pronouns for myself and for anyone 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.”

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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