You may already follow Troy Pes, the Venezuela-born social media influencer who now lives in LA with his boyfriend Zander Hodgson.
While he uses his popular Instagram account to showcase his life, he opened up in Attitude’s September issue that one of his main focuses is it to shine a positive light on LGBT relationships.
“It took me so long to accept myself as a gay person,” Troy said in his Attitude interview. “It took me so long to be able to say, ‘Yeah, I’m gay.’ It took me so long to come to terms with that, and to feel OK with saying it.”
He went on to say that even though he had boyfriends and was open about being gay to himself, he had a hard time saying he was gay and proud to the outside world. He also mentioned that he was never the kind of person to post kissing photos until now.
“Zander is the first one that I’m like, ‘This is my boyfriend,’ this is my relationship, let’s make it public and show everyone that we’re in love and happy," he said.
"I’m not an activist but I do want to make sure that as a citizen of the world, people see that you can be gay and happy," Troy added.
Read more over at Attitude.
Troy and Zander showing their love