Reality show star Ryan Cleary is fighting male bisexual stigma after coming out.
The bisexual participant in “Survival of the Fittest” came out on the show and is using the platform to speak up. Cleary said there is a difference in how bisexual men and women are treated.
“I feel that some people hold back when they are bi and by holding back from those people who they are closest to, those people assume that you are straight,” Cleary said to gay lifestyle magazine Attitude.
Cleary said he would have benefitted from a male on television coming out as bisexual without an issue.
“There’s such a broad spectrum within the LGBT+ community and then within bi and gay men, of masculinity and femininity,” he said. “I feel they see only a certain way of what they perceive gay and bi men to be.”