How Nico Tortorella Found Their Own Queerdom
Finding Tortorella's special brand of queerness has been a lifelong journey, and there have been multiple different people who've been part of it. "Everyone in my life has been a queer figure to some degree — even the people who aren't queer," they said. "I think about my mom [pictured here] a lot. I think about my stepdad. I think about my brother and the people in my family who aren't queer at all. Nobody perfectly fits these archetypes and tropes that we put on pedestals in society; there's always something a little off kilter about people. So, I have taken a bit of everything from everyone to create my own queerdom."