‘Zero labels’: Hugh Sheridan comes out as ‘non-binary human’

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Actor Hugh Sheridan has declared they identify as a non-binary bisexual human, but prefers not to have any “limiting” labels on their identity.

In an Instagram post, the 35-year-old actor and singer said they’re “still a human” and they “don’t accept a label cause it limits me.”

The Packed to the Rafters star shared photos from a new DNA Magazine cover shoot and opened up in the social media post.

“I AM still a human (non binary/bi/me/Hughman) but I’m in a monogamous relationship with another human, who I love,” Hugh wrote.

“I don’t accept a label cause it limits me… if you want it; take it.

“I chose zero labels for no other reason except the exclusion, limitations, separation.

“I believe [we] are all one, deeeeep down & who knows? Why choose?!!

“Be you, be true, be free: to BE, to JUST BE… you, a human, same as me.”

Hugh told DNA about their engagement to fiance Kurt Roberts and they don’t mind being called “gay”.

“Now I’m marrying a guy you can call me gay. Whatever,” the actor said.

“The point is, we’re all human and, in my case, labelling put me into a box that felt like a cell.

“I understand labels are important for so many people. I’m just saying for me, I wanted my label to be ‘human’.”

Hugh proposed to fiance Kurt Roberts in March during Mardi Gras season. The performer popped the question to Kurt on stage at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

“Kurt is the kindest, most amazing guy I have ever met and I’m so happy he’s in my life,” Hugh said at the time.

“I just think that when you know, you know. Why wait?”

Hugh said they locked eyes at a Sydney party last November and “fell hard” for Kurt immediately.


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Hugh Sheridan says ‘labels are for clothes, not for people’

Last October, Hugh Sheridan discussed their sexuality for the first time in a first-person essay.

“I believe labels are for clothes, not for people,” Hugh wrote in Stellar magazine.

“I’ve never felt I really knew who I was and I didn’t like the sounds of the labels that people were giving me. So I decided to say nothing.”

Hugh explained they had previously had relationships with both men and women.

“As I get to know someone romantically, I’m not interested in their age, gender, sexuality, or religion,” the actor said.

“I’m interested in connecting on a human level. Sexuality has always been very secondary to me.”

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  1. Yolande Stiffel
    30 June 2021

    This confirms every argument I have ever had with people who just don’t want to know. Good on Hugh! So well said.

    2 July 2021

    I read Hugh’s story and thought it good of you to share and be so open and being HUMAN and not put it in a box
    Congratulations to you both. I believe it is the person not who or what they are or think, God bless and be with you both

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