Tyler James Williams is “not gay.” The longtime actor confirmed his lack of curiosity in the identical intercourse in an Instagram submit addressing folks questioning his sexuality.

Most of his prolonged clapback defined the hazards of “outing” tradition–the observe of exposing a queer particular person’s sexuality. Williams additionally offered himself as an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities–promising to proceed to struggle for a way forward for acceptance.

“Usually, I wouldn’t address stuff like this, but I feel like it, as a conversation, is bigger than me. I’m not gay, but I think the culture of trying to “find” some sort of hidden trait or habits {that a} closeted particular person “let it slip” may be very harmful,” Tyler wrote. “Overanalyzing someone’s behavior in an attempt to “catch” them immediately contributes to the nervousness of lots of queer and queer questioning folks really feel once they worry residing of their reality. It makes essentially the most pedestrian of conversations and interactions in areas really feel much less secure for our homosexual brothers and sisters and those that could also be questioning.”

Tyler James Says ‘Outing’ Tradition Limits The ‘Individual Expression’ Of Straight Males Too

Williams says the ‘outing’ tradition not impacts queer and queer questioning folks but in addition stifles straight males and their freedom of expression.

“It also reinforces an archetype many straight men have to live under that is often times unrealistic, less free, and limits individual expression. I’ve been very clear about the intentionality I try to put into using my platform to push back against those archetypes every chance I get. Being straight doesn’t look one way. Being gay doesn’t look one way. And what may seem like harmless fun and conversation may actually be sending a dangerous message to those struggling with real issues. I refuse to inadvertently contribute to that message.”

Amid Tyler’s message making its rounds, Drake was inflicting a stir on-line for rocking yellow and blue nail polish–a magnificence pattern sometimes marketed to ladies. The Twitter reactions ranged from assist to homophobic feedback.

The web slams seemingly show Tyler’s message about ‘outing’ tradition limiting the artistic expression of straight males.


Williams Needs Queer And Queer Questioning Individuals A Comfortable Delight Month

The “Everybody Hates Chris” actor ended his Instagram Story submit with a message for many who establish with the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.

“Happy Pride to all of my queer and questioning brothers, sisters, and individuals. I pray that you feel seen in ways that make you feel safe in the celebration that is this month. As an ally, I continue to be committed to assisting in that where I can and helping to cultivate a future where we are all accepted and given permission to be ourselves,” Tyler James wrote.