Openly Gay Billy Eichner Says He Was Once Blind to Homophobia – Who’s His Partner?
Billy Eichner is outspoken about his sexuality and homophobia.
- Date of Birth Sep 18, 1978
- Age 43 Years, 5 Months
- Nationality American
- Profession Comedian
- Career 2005–present
- Relationship Status Single(2019)
- Gay Yes
- Net Worth $5 Million
- Ethnicity/Race White
- High School Stuyvesant High School
- College Northwestern University
- Height/ How Tall? 6 ft 3 inches
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Eye Color Green
- Birth Place New York, New York, United States
- Ex-Boyfriend Robin Taylor(Rumored)
- Nominees Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Game Show Host(7 Other Nominations)
- Religion Jewish
Billy Eichner is an LGBTQ+ role model, channeling his true self in every interview and inspiring others all over the world to accept themselves. He claims to have known his sexual orientation since he was a child.
Eichner was well aware of his differences from others and saw nothing wrong with that. He was blind to homophobia as a child with a special predilection.
He didn’t realize that people of other orientations could face prejudice and hostility because he grew up in New York, attended Stuyvesant High School, and lived life on his own terms.
During a 2016 interview with PBS, the Billy on the Street anchor gushed about his views on homophobia. He claimed he was oblivious to such issues as a child and that being gay was not a major thing for him.
People asking him if coming out of the closet was a purposeful decision was like asking him if being white was an intentional decision, he said.
Now that Eichner is aware of homophobia, he is using social media to speak out against it. In addition, the New York native battles racism and misogyny, among other social issues.
When It Comes to Playing Gay Characters
Eichner has represented LGBT characters on screen as an actor.
From 2015 through 2017, he starred as Billy Epstein in the Hulu series Difficult People. In the drama, his character and Todd, who was played by John Cho, had hot on-screen chemistry.
His next project will be in the upcoming show Bros, in which he will play a gay character. Bros is the first Universal Studios drama to include gay romance, directed by Nicholas Stoller. Eichner will be the first gay male to co-write and star in a major studio film when it is released on August 12, 2022.
The actor from Difficult People came to Twitter and Instagram to announce the film’s March 5, 2021 release date. He then criticized Hollywood’s homophobia, writing that a typical romance-defying film only takes “100 years” to make.
Eichner has always been outspoken about the persistence of homophobia in Hollywood. In 2019, he told Variety, “I hear people talking about diversity and inclusion, but I often see LGBT folks left out of such conversations.”
Is Billy Eichner in a Relationship?
Eichner appears to be single at the moment. His social media pages, which are mostly loaded with business updates, include no hints about his relationship status.
However, the 42-year-old has been linked to his college roommate Robin Taylor in the past.
In their sophomore year at Northwestern University, Eichner and Taylor met and became inseparable. They liked one other’s company when they went to the mall, shopped, watched movies, and went to gay bars together.
They even stayed together after college and launched Creation Nation, a comic talk show. Robin was the director of photography for Eichner’s initial Billy on the Street videos.
Many people assumed they were dating because of their friendship and the fact that they are LGBT. They are, however, merely friends and not romantic partners.