Quotes from Tyler Posey about realizing he was crediting his LGBTQ + girlfriend
Everyone’s experience in determining their sexuality is different, and Tyler Posey credits his girlfriend, alternative rock artist Phem, for helping him feel comfortable with his own identity. “I’ve been with everyone in the sun, and right now I’m in the best relationship I’ve ever had with a woman, and she’s queer too,” Posey said. NME in a new interview, published on July 1. “She helped me realize that I was under the queer umbrella and that I was sexually fluid, I guess.”
Posey was quick to correct himself. “No, not ‘I guess’,” he said. “I don’t want anyone to take this [interview] and say, ‘Well, he was kinda bland about it.’ “
Although this is the first time Posey has used labels to describe himself, he has already opened up about his sexuality. In August 2020, he shared a video about transphobic violence and revealed that he had previously been involved with trans women. “I am confident with my sexuality, I love everyone,” he said at the time.
Asked about the video during an interview on The Jason Ellis Show, Posey further explained his comments. “Originally I wanted to shed some light on any way I could, and then I was struck by wanting to get out of it all on my own and be honest about it,” Posey said. “I know there are a lot of kids who look up to me and I just want to get rid of this stigma. You can be whoever you want and be with whoever you want, and that shouldn’t affect you.
Later, in October 2020, Posey shared in an OnlyFans Q&A that he had also been with men before. With this revelation came a cyberbullying attack, he said NME. “Someone asked me if I had been with men [as well as women], and I said yes, ”Posey said. “Since then there’s been this very loud person online – I’m pretty sure it’s just one person – and they’re trying to call me a ‘gay bait.’ Pretending to be gay to make money, basically.
He added that he had received “cruel” messages and threats, but luckily they did not touch him too much. “I’m sober now and I’ve worked a lot on my mental health so I’m in a place where I can laugh a little bit about this kind of thing,” he said. “But I know other people who face this kind of shit maybe aren’t that strong mentally.”