Antoni Porowski was catapulted into international fame when he was revealed as one of the Fab Five in the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye earlier this year. As the resident ‘food and wine guy’ of the group, Antoni has not only been helping the subjects of the show get their lives back in order, but has been part of the catalyst to a much needed conversation in Tr*mp’s America of living beyond tolerance and into acceptance. The show has also served to further Antoni on his own personal journey, and the close friendships he’s formed with the other members of the glittery new Fab Five have helped him embrace the extent of his own sexuality. We spoke with Antoni on the incredibly successful launch of the show, building bridges with the heterosexual community, and the importance of representing platonic relationships between gay men on screen.
“I've always considered myself a little more fluid along the spectrum. So even being called bisexual... I remember in my early twenties I was like, 'But bisexual means I can only like girls and guys, what if I like something else?'. Maybe it's just my rebellious nature. I'm me, I'm Antoni, and I'm all these things. Some people want to define themselves, and they should as it's part of their identity. For me personally, I've never really had a label for myself. Today I'm gay, I'm in a gay relationship, and that's where I am. That's good enough for me.”