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Tyler Posey comes out as queer and sexually fluid, hits back at 'gay-baiting' claims

The Teen Wolf star says his partner helped him realise he "fits under the queer umbrella".

2021-07-05

Words: Jamie Tabberer; pictures: Instagram/@tylerposey

Tyler Posey has cleared up any confusion over whether he belongs to the LGBTQ community in his latest interview, saying his sexuality "fits under the queer umbrella."

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What's more, the Teen Wolf star - who has gained thousands of new LGBTQ fans since joining content subscription service OnlyFans last year - also hits back at allegations of "gay-baiting" during the chat.

In the past, Tyler has spoken publicly several times about hooking up with guys, but has stopped short of putting a label on his sexuality.

"I'm sexually fluid, I guess. No, not 'I guess'"

Discussing his girlfriend Phem during the interview with NME last weekend, the 29-year-old said: “I’ve been with everybody under the sun, and right now I’m in the best relationship that I’ve ever been in with a woman, and she’s queer too."

The star continued: “She’s helped me realise that I fit under the queer umbrella and that I’m sexually fluid, I guess. [...] No, not ‘I guess’. I don’t want anyone to take this [interview] and be like: ‘Well, he was kind of wishy-washy about it.'”

 
 
 
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Tyler went on to brand allegations that he had been 'gay-baiting' by opening up about his past sexual experiences with men as "bizarre" and "really cruel".

Explaining one troll told him to kill himself, Posey added: "[They also] made this one comment that kind of sparked me wanting to do something about cyberbullying. They said: ‘I killed your mother’ – like, this person actually claimed they killed my mother.

“[...] I’m sober now and I’ve been working a lot on my mental health, so I’m in a place where I can somewhat laugh at that kind of thing. But I know that other people who deal with this kind of shit may not be as strong mentally.”

Urban Dictionary defines 'gay-baiting' as when "a straight person is flirtatious with people of the same sex for the self-esteem boost and personal satisfaction."

In an OnlyFans post yesterday, Tyler further teased his plans to fight against cyberbullying, writing: "We raised over $24K for the month of June! I love you guys thank you so much for the contributions. I’m going to use this for only good and spreading awareness for bullying and cyber bullying.

"I want a positive safe world for all of us no matter who you are. You guys are helping make this world a better place, you all deserve to have a beautiful life. Thank you so much for helping."

Tyler is also known for roles in TV shows Scream: Ressurection and Fast & Furious Spy Racers.

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