Sexually fluid deaf model and activist and super hottie Nyle DiMarco has stripped down for the newest issue of Gay Times, and we have never wanted to be a painter so badly in our lives.
Artist Cacho Falcon painted “I love you” in American Sign Language across DiMarco’s body in what Gay Times hopes will “be a strong message of support to the queer deaf community.”
“Often, we are deprived of information due to lack of captioning. We miss important information,” DiMarco explains, when asked about the intersection of queerness and deafness. “When an inspiring LGBTQ role model speaks at a huge LGBTQ event on national television, we miss that information. I think that does take a toll on our LGBTQ pride and can be easily fixed.”
The Dancing With the Stars winner also talked about identifying as sexually fluid:
“I believe we always need more education around the idea that sexuality is a spectrum. When a person asks me what being fluid means, I always tell them that there is no one right way to define fluidity.”
“I always felt different. Growing up was a little difficult because I never talked about it and I didn’t have role models who were like me. When I started talking about it, it got much easier. It helped me discover my identity. Talking about it also helped me realize that despite not having role models growing up, I could be one for the future generation.”
Scroll through below to see other images from the shoot, and head on over to Gay Times to buy a copy of the issue.