Pretty Little Liars Star Tyler Blackburn Opens Up About His Sexuality

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"I felt the pressure from all sides to have [my sexuality] figured out"

Thirty-two-year-old actor Tyler Blackburn has made headlines today after revealing to The Advocate magazine that he is bisexual. 

As shares, Blackburn told the publication that he has identified as queer since he was a teenager. 

“I’ve identified as bisexual since a teenager," he told the mag. 

"I just want to feel powerful in my own skin, and my own mind, and in my own heart.

“I heard so many things from within the queer community about bisexuality being a cop-out or bullsh*t or the easy way out or something, and that always stuck with me because I felt the pressure from all sides to have (my sexuality) figured out and I think for the longest time, I suppressed more of my attraction to men. It wasn’t until my late 20s, towards the end of Pretty Little Liars, that I really allowed myself to go there and not just wonder about it or lust over it, but experience that vulnerability and experience the emotional aspect of what it is to be bisexual.”

Since the article went live, Blackburn has been met with a wave of support, driving him to share a post of thanks on Instagram.

"Feeling so f**king grateful for life today. There is so much life to live and I want to live it to the best of my ability. We are all in this together," he wrote.

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Written By Stephanie Nuzzo