23 year-old actor Joey Pollari, who plays Lyle in the new gay coming-of-age romance ‘Love, Simon’, has come out as gay
Joey has been out to family and friends since he was a teen but spoke to The Advocate about it in a official setting for the first time.
“I think all my friends and family knew on some level. I think maybe two people were shocked.” He adds, “My mom knew. She laid hints for me everywhere.”
“The only part that was difficult was me coming out to myself. And I think that is the most difficult coming out.
In the interview, Joey says he struggled internally with his sexuality, “It didn’t match my idea of myself. It seemed incongruent with the future I imagined for myself, the identity I had struck up with others. The interplay between me and women, me and men, now suddenly seemed entirely different. That just didn’t seem fair or right.”
But Joey says coming out didn’t turn out to be quite as scary as he thought: “The real scary stuff and the real exciting stuff is falling in love with someone. That’s the prize of it.”
I am in Luang Prabang, Laos, a month in on a solo journey through SEAsia and i don't know what to say — i'm trying to be eloquent but it's coming out garble cause the trip isn't over yet and clean subject/predicate understanding seems weird. things are great, even when they're challenging. im seeing some real love being conjured for lots of aspects of life and myself. food here is awesome. the people i meet are what i'll remember most. life sends signs for me to face all the time. grief is a ghost that hangs around, sometimes for my dad, other times for parts of me, possibilities, new understandings. but i do have many moments beaming, feeling right at home, learning that i can count on me. but mostly the more i learn to listen and see, the more i don't know. i am lucky to be me seeing how i see. so really i'm nerding out over here. dancing in the street reading books journaling watching arthouse movies losing my shit over great things. im lucky and grateful to be here.🕊🕊🙇🏻😎😎😎 i love and miss you guys! thank you life thank you family thank you friends thank you art thank you better me that is somewhere inside me;;; xoxo
About Joey Pollari
Joey Pollari was born in Minnesota, United States on 04/09/1994. He is currently living in .
What is he famous for?
Joey Pollari is a actor. He is best known for his role as Tyler in the Disney XD first original movie, Skyrunners, which premiered on November 27, 2009. He is also known as Eric Tanner on ABC’s second season of American Crime.
Is Joey Pollari gay?
Joey Pollari came out as gay in March, 2018. He has been out to family and friends since he was a teen but spoke to The Advocate about it in a professional setting for the first time.