Apparently people need me to confirm that Simon Spier is gay?— Love, Becky (@beckyalbertalli) March 23, 2018
Okay. Simon Spier is gay. 🤷🏻♀️
– Becky Albertalli clarified a lingering question that's left fans scratching their heads: In her novel Simon Vs. The Homosapien Agenda about a closeted gay teen, recently adapted as a film where Simon is a closeted gay teen... Simon is, indeed, a closeted gay teen. Specifically gay. Exclusively gay. Exclusionarily (?) gay.
– The response originated from some fans saying they wanted Simon to end up with Leah, his best friend. After other fans of the film started criticizing one of them, they claimed denying Simon possibly being bisexual was biphobia and bisexual erasure and people shouldn't assign labels to him.
– The film inspired some fans to come out to their parents and friends as bisexual after its release. While this obviously is not the place, bisexual men are under represented in flim, television, and literature.
– Albertalli's new novel "Leah On the Offbeat" is a sequel to Simon and focuses on Leah where she comes to terms with being bisexual. It releases April 24th. She's also written "The Upside of Unrequited" and the upcoming "What If It's Us".
But yeah, Simon’s not bi. And if you ship him with Leah, you are not going to like LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT. 😂— Love, Becky (@beckyalbertalli) March 23, 2018
the straights: simon is probably in love with leah... they should have ended up together... he might not actually be gay.... leah and him are cute together... he had a crush on leah u know... hes probably straigh-— lil (@abtrct) March 26, 2018
the book: pic.twitter.com/Togs2eUib9
after watching #lovesimon with my dad, i came out to him in the car. i had the courage to come out to my parents bc of this movie. this movie is important, pls go see it. i cannot stress enough how important/life changing this movie is for the lgbtq+ community. @lovesimonmovie pic.twitter.com/RUozd0qscM— love, kai💫 (@marvelusholland) March 19, 2018
The cover of my dreams is live! I'm ridiculously excited for you guys to meet LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT. pic.twitter.com/vMXqnUIn7g— Love, Becky (@beckyalbertalli) November 17, 2017