I distinctly remember having a crush on Billy growing up. The nerdy outsider, failing to plug into the power of masculinity, not to mention Yost's impressive physique stirred my 7 year old self into quite a tizzy. I even remember being really upset when Billy left the team to pursue love with his aquatic lover (forget same sex taboo... we're getting to interspecies kink).
Lo and behold, over a decade later, David Yost who played Billy in the original American Power Ranger series has confirmed that he is gay in a series of interviews with Nopinkspandex.com. Check them out after the jump!
My heart goes out to Yost. Evidently he struggled with his homosexuality throughout his time on set as a Power Ranger, which partially led to his departure from the series after significant anti-gay hate speech forced him to leave. He also attempted to "pray the gay away", seeking so-called Ex-gay ministries after departing from the show. Thankfully he made it through in one piece and is now a happy queer like us. As someone who's survived straight camp... good on ya Davey! Maybe if I meet him we can swap stories... which will be the beginning of our torrid romance. #please