PRIDE SPOTLIGHT: HAROLD DAVID, AKA HD
HAPPY PRIDE, NYC!! 🏳️🌈 To kick off the festivities, we're celebrating our love and respect for the LGBTQ community by interviewing the important and fabulous members of our ((305)) squad. And no such series would be complete without our unstoppable NYC instructor HD. Read on to the crazy reason his coming out wasn't actually all that eventful -- and what he thinks the *best* part of being gay is.
Alright boo, first things first: what does Pride mean to you? And how does ((305)) celebrate that definition?
Pride is being happily what your heart desires you to be -- and 305 is the epitome of free spirited fun!
Is ((305)) empowering as a queer person?
Yes! I'm able to showcase my queerness as an asset to my style as an instructor and motivator and I'm super grateful that I can be so open.
What's your coming out story?
I came out as the third gay boy (3/3) In my direct family, and thus it was kind of uneventful... haha.
There are lots of stereotypes about gay or queer people. What's the one that bugs you most?
The worst stereotype is that gays subscribe to these hyper opposites along the spectrum of sexuality and gender performance (i.e. all queer men could NEVER be attracted to woman nor be a "real man"/masculine performing), when EVERY HUMAN BEING sits somewhere differently no matter how you identify!
UGH, so true. What's your advice to someone who might be confused/struggling with/questioning/exploring their sexuality?
Look to someone who is comfortable with themselves and learn!
Now the juicy stuff! What's your go-to, take-it-to-the-next level move when you're crushing on someone?
Consensual ass grabbing
What's the best song to play when you're in the mood to cruise?
My Neck, My Back by Khia
And we saved the best for last: What's the best part about being gay/queer?
That's just it, actually. Being gay IS the best. Sorry to break it to ya. 🤷🏽♂️💅🏾