Harry styles shot into the limelight all the way back in 2010 when he auditioned for The X Factor and was put in the boyband One Direction.
As the boyband became ever popular they rose to become arguably one of the most famous boybands of all time.
Certainly, for any pop boyband, this is the case. And with that amount of fame and attention, came a lot of scrutinies.
The then 16-year-old boy was suddenly launched into the spotlight and millions upon millions of fans wanted to know every aspect of his life, along with his band mates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne.
And one question that many adoring fans wanted the answer to was his sexuality.
When getting caught up in the obsession, it is easy to forget that this famous person that we’ve put on a pedestal is still a human being just like any of the rest of us and that Harry Styles was under, and is still under no obligation to share these personal and private matters with us.
To this day, Harry has neither confirmed nor denied his sexual orientation, saying that the constant speculation of his sexuality is ‘outdated.’
The former band member has also said that ‘For a long time, it felt like the only thing that was mine was my sex life.
I felt so ashamed about it, ashamed at the idea of people even knowing that I was having sex, let alone who with’
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Any Directioner will probably remember when this fan theory had the entire fan base in a choke hold as many fans took to social media to talk about their favorite hypothetical relationship.
This is where many fans believed that the friendship between band members Harry and Louis was more than met the eye.
And this fan theory has been almost as long established as the band itself, though there has never been any ‘evidence’ or ‘proof’ to support the hypothesis.
The two friends had always shared a close rapport and were never intimidated by physical intimacy, which may be where the conspiracy theory began.
Many fans began to document and overanalyze every micro gesture between the two, sure that it confirmed their theory.
However, other than overindulging in small details, such as tattoos the boys got, or movements between the two, there really was no substantial evidence that the two were dating, and the prevalence of such a theory actually pulled the two friends further apart than closer together.
Since the launch of his solo career, it is undeniable that Harry’s clothing choices have become much more unique and unconventional.
This again led to further speculation about his sexuality. Though, personally, I’m not too sure how clothing choices and sexuality correlate.
His choice of clothes, however, did start to really spark an important political conversation about gendered fashion.
This particularly sparked debate when Harry was seen wearing a sheer blouse and pearl earring at the Met Gala in New York.
Some criticized harry for his more feminine choices, while others loved it, and others, well, they assumed that the clothes you wear must impact your sexuality.
Which again, I don’t really understand. What Styles had to say himself about the subject was ‘What women wear. What men wear.
For me it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘but it’s for ladies.’ I think:
“Okaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though. I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier.”
He also went on to say that it was nice to see the lines of gendered clothes blurring. And that those restrictive lines are being blurred in many things now.
When asked if sexuality was included in that too, he agreed.
When asked about the public perception that he isn’t defined as straight and that the clothes he wears emphasize this, he asked why ask that question.
And then followed on with “It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer, and protecting it, holding it back.
It’s not a case of: I’m not telling you ‘cos I don’t want to tell you[…]It’s just: who cares?”
Some of the sexuality speculations may also come from Harry Styles’s open support of the LGBTQ+ community.
In fact, Gay Times Honours even awarded the British superstar their LGBTQ Advocate award.
This came after Harry’s world tour for his debut album, where he is repeatedly seen waving pride flags at concerts.
As well as engaging in open conversations with the crowd letting them know that his shows were a space safe where they could be themselves.
Harry Styles’ motto ‘Treat People With Kindness’ inspires him to show unconditional love and support for those of all backgrounds and sexual orientations.
Since Harry has neither confirmed nor denied his sexuality, it is unknown whether he is a part of the community or simply a passionate ally.
So my answer to the question is Harry Styles gay, comes from the man himself – who cares?
Fans can speculate as much as they like about Harry’s sexuality, but at the end of the day, it is his and no one else’s.
If he still isn’t sure or if he just doesn’t want to tell the world, that’s his prerogative.
And I’m not going to sit and theorize from small inconsequential details. I’m not in his head, so I just don’t know.
And what does it really matter anyway? What does it change? Nothing. Now don’t get me wrong, I’d like to be Harry’s next partner as much as the next girl or boy.
I mean have you seen him?
But regardless of his sexuality, that’s not looking like much of an option for you or me (sorry) since he is, you know, world famous and we…are not.
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