Two months later at London’s Pleasure parade, Connor and his Heartstopper castmates wore rainbow attire as they danced in entrance of anti-LGBTQ protesters.
Connor had beforehand spoken in regards to the strain he and costar Joe Locke had been underneath to publicly focus on their sexuality. As an alternative, Connor mentioned he most well-liked to not use any labels.
“We’re nonetheless all so younger. To begin kind of speculating about our sexualities and possibly pressuring us to return out when possibly we’re not prepared,” Connor advised the Reign With Josh Smith podcast in Might. “For me, I simply really feel completely assured and comfy with my sexuality. However I don’t really feel the necessity to actually, you already know — I’m not too massive on labels and issues like that. I’m not large about that. I don’t really feel like I have to label myself, particularly not publicly.”
“It feels a bit unusual to make assumptions about an individual’s sexuality simply primarily based on listening to their voice or seeing their look,” Connor added on the time. “I really feel like that’s a really fascinating, barely problematic kind of assumption to make.”
In Heartstopper, Connor performs Nick reverse Locke’s character of Charlie as the 2 highschool boys start a friendship that turns romantic.
Followers of Connor’s raced to his protection on Monday, welcoming him to the LGBTQ neighborhood whereas admonishing those that had pressured him.