Donald Glover has long marched to the beat of his own drum.
But, in a new interview, he admits that he has – like many others – struggled to find authenticity in labels. Specifically as relates to his sexuality.
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While speaking with Michaela Coel in the latest issue of British GQ, the conversation turned to people of favoring “safe” options – rather than being frank with their uncertainty At which point Glover discussed labels and sexuality – illustrating with his own experience.
“You know what you’re going to get if you follow in the steps somebody else took.
There is security to being identified. ‘I’m a straight white male’ or ‘I’m a gay Asian dancer’ – you can find community easily and safely, instead of being like, ‘Man, I really don’t know…
Most of my college years were me being like, ‘I don’t know what I like.’ I had friends who asked, ‘Are you gay?’ And I’d be like, ‘I sort of feel like I am because I love this community.’ You know? But maybe I’m not?”
“I always was trying to figure out, ‘Am I weird for not wanting to label it?’ Yet, also, I never felt completely safe in just one place.”
Glover recently revealed that he welcomed his third child, a son, over the lockdown period.
With that, what are…