Actor François Arnaud comes out as bisexual: “I’m not confused or trying to look edgy”
Tomorrow is Bi Visibility Day and to mark the occasion, actor François Arnaud has come out publicly as a bisexual man.
I congratulate and applaud him!
Here’s what he had to say on Instagram:
“Last week, I was chatting with work friends, and as I brought up a trip I’d taken with an ex-girlfriend, I asked myself—for the ten-thousandth time—how to tell such a story without making it seem like that was the whole story of me,” he wrote.
“I’m sure many bisexual guys feel the same and end up doing as I did: letting other people’s assumptions of straightness stand uncorrected. Perhaps out of fear of oversharing. Under the guise of privacy, maybe,” Arnaud continued. “Probably because ‘masculinity’ is a most fragile currency, ready to nose-dive at the first sign of vulnerability or difference. And because it’s really f**king scary to give up your privilege. Without a doubt because stigmas of indecisiveness, infidelity, deception and trendiness are still clinging to bisexuality.
“But here’s the thing. Silence has the perverse effect of perpetuating those stereotypes, making bi guys invisible, and leading people to doubt that we even exist. No wonder it’s still a chore to acknowledge bisexuality without getting into lengthy explanations.”
Arnaud noted that while “labels are frustrating and words, imperfect,” he has always considered himself bisexual, “not confused or trying to look edgy. Not disloyal. Not ashamed. Not invisible. Happy #bivisibilityday this Wednesday.”