Pro wrestler Anthony Bowens came out as bisexual in 2017 but the 28-year-old now says he identifies as gay.
Bowens came out for the second time in a YouTube video titled “COMING OUT… again” with his boyfriend Michael Pavano.
“The main purpose of this video is to tell everybody that I prefer to be labeled now as gay. There’s going to be ‘thank you, it’s great that you’re being open and honest and we love you’, there’s going to be the ‘well, we knew that’ and there’s going to be the ‘bi now gay later’ people,” Bowens says in the video.
He continued: “I really didn’t have
Bowens says at the time identifying as bisexual “was a very real thing” and that he chose the label because he didn’t know much about the LGBT community.
“As you get older, your viewpoints change. The way you look at the world changes, the way you look at yourself changes. Specifically more so in the past couple of months, this past year, I was looking at some old articles of mine because I was coming up with a new character for my wrestling career. And the articles kept labeling me as ‘bisexual’, and it was kind of annoying me that they had to continually put what I was, I couldn’t just be a professional wrestler, I was the ‘bisexual pro wrestler’ but I just wasn’t identifying with that term anymore,” Bowens says.
Bowens publicly came out as bisexual in 2017 after his teammates found a video Pavano posted on YouTube of the couple doing “The Laughing Challenge.”