With a massive social following, past experience walking for Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as an English Major and a flair for poetry and design, Jacob bixenman isn’t just a pretty face. The California native rose to fame after winning a modelling competition, and has since used his platform to spread a message of queer acceptance and love to his international audience. Speaking with Gay Times, Jacob lays it all bare on the current state of equality, how he manages to share so much of his life while retaining privacy, his relationship with global pop sensation Troye Sivan, and challenging traditional masculinity.
“The idea of what a man is or needs to be is so ingrained into culture and it’s easier to be accepted when you’ve assimilated to that. But there are as many ways to be queer as there are queer people. Male femininity threatens the status quo so I think that sharing and celebrating it really makes people confront their own insecurities. It’s a step in the direction towards actual liberation.”
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