Hugh Sheridan has announced his sexual orientation as a ‘non-binary bisexual human.’
Hugh Sheridan, an Australian actor, has revealed they are a “non-binary bisexual” who refuses to be labeled.
Hugh Sheridan revealed in an Instagram post that he is non-binary.
Eight months after revealing their attraction to both men and women, the Packed to the Rafters actor told followers, “I AM still a human (non binary/bi/me/Hughman), but I am in a monogamous relationship with another human, whom I adore.”
“I refuse to accept a label because it confines me,” the actor continued. If you desire it, seize it. I chose zero labels for no other reason than to demonstrate that exclusion, limitation, and separation are all one, deep down. &… Who is aware? Why did you choose?!! Be yourself. Be truthful. Allow yourself to BE, to JUST BE. You, too, are a human being like me.”
Non-binary people do not identify as male or female and prefer to use the pronouns they/them.
Sheridan revealed the news on Instagram in a post promoting their front cover appearance on men’s magazine DNA alongside fiance Kurt Roberts.
The actor explained in the interview that despite their desire to avoid labeling, they were now comfortable with the term ‘gay.’
“Now that I’m marrying a guy, you can call me gay,” Sheridan told the magazine. Whatever! The point is that we are all human, and labeling confined me to a box that felt like a cell.”
The 35-year-old proposed to Kurt, the Commonwealth Bank’s general manager of digital lending, on stage during the Adelaide Fringe Festival’s opening night in March.
“I went out and purchased a ring and flew his family in for the evening’s performance. He was unaware. It was an incredible moment,” Sheridan stated.
Last year, the star revealed in an interview with Stellar Magazine that they feel a “responsibility” to speak out in order to assist others who are still “figuring themselves out.”
According to the Adelaide-born star, their peers assumed they were gay throughout their school years – a label they felt was “misplaced,” as they had never been attracted to the same sex at that age.
“After moving to Sydney to study at NIDA, I finally met a guy with whom I connected emotionally, mentally, and physically,” Sheridan explained in the piece, adding that she had previously been in love with women.
“I was overjoyed – I could finally be the person everyone wanted me to be, as I informed everyone. In exchange, I was told that if I was anything other than straight, I would have difficulty finding work and that I needed to conceal my newfound love. To add to the confusion, the two mentors who informed me of this were openly gay themselves; they were sincerely attempting to protect me and truly cared about my well-being. That was simply the truth.”