François Arnaud has come out as bisexual in honor of Bi Awareness Week and Bi Visibility Day.
In a series of heartfelt posts to his Instagram story, Arnaud said he wasn’t “confused or trying to look edgy” by coming out as bi. The Canadian actor has appeared on a number of television series, including The Borgias, Midnight, Texas, unREAL, and one episode of Schitt’s Creek.
“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.”
Happy “Francois Arnaud just came out as bisexual” Day, everybody! pic.twitter.com/C9bKOBRWbq
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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.”
Welcome to the family, François! Happy #BiWeek.