The pop star has a tendency to wear dresses and his own range of unisex nail polishes, but he’s also a massive LGBTQ+ supporter waving rainbow flags during concerts and donating to gun safety charities. And that’s why some fans have slammed him as queerbaiting.
Those accusations are completely unfair, especially since Styles is an ally and has been supportive of the community for years. But, he also doesn’t feel the need to discuss his sexuality publicly—as he pointed out in an interview with Vogue back in 2020.
“I don’t really like labelling myself,” he said, adding that he has never felt the need to come out as either gay or bisexual and that he prefers to be open-minded and nonjudgmental. And, I think that’s good enough.
However, he did note that he has a new film coming out this year called My Policeman in which he plays Tom, a closeted gay police officer in 1950s England who becomes infatuated with a museum curator. And, that’s a hugely important story to tell.
And, he seems to be comfortable in his role, telling the magazine that he wanted director Michael Grandage to show a different side of homosexual sex because so much of it is portrayed as “two guys just hitting on each other.” It’s a bold move and one I hope others will follow suit. I mean, who doesn’t want to see a bit of softer, loving, and sensitive representation of men’s sex lives?