Professional wrestler Anthony Bowens posted a heartfelt social-media message on New Yearâs Day letting his fans know that he now identifies as gay.
In 2017 Bowens came out as bisexual in a video produced with his boyfriend, Michael Pavano. Almost two years later, Bowensâ personal identity has evolved.
âAs people move on in their lives, the way they view the world and themselves tends to change and Iâm no different,â Bowens wrote on social media this week. âWhich is why if you are to label me, I prefer to identify as gay.â
Many gay men consider themselves bisexual for a time. Olympic diver Tom Daley is one of them, stating he was bisexual when he first came out, then declaring he is gay after dating his now-husband, Dustin Lance Black, for a period of time.
I also personally had about a six-month period when I called myself bisexual. Iâm actually really, really gay.
On the other hand, some people are bisexual and identify as bisexual. That is truly who they are. The journeys of Bowens, Daley or others donât invalidate the bisexual identities of countless other people.
We at Outsports are always happy when people are able to find their true selves and express that freely. Itâs also cool that he is willing to share his identity journey with others in the public, some of whom no doubt are on a similar path.
Late last year Bowens made his IMPACT wrestling debut and showcased himself as a five-tool player.
Weâre happy for Bowens and excited to continue to follow him on his journey through life and professional wrestling.
Written by: Cyd Zeigler. 03 January 2019. Outsports.com