Tommy Martinez is an American actor known for playing Malachai on the Netflix series Riverdale and Gael on the Freeform series Good Trouble

On a panel discussing the show, Tommy Martinez opened up about his own experiences with men and how they helped him to identify with Gael.

I had an experience with a man maybe 10 years ago, and this is the first time that I'm saying this publicly. And throughout the whole time, I felt like I was put into the shadow, because the way that my community was, the way they spoke about [LGBT people], [the] Hispanic community, it's not only just them ... when I got the audition notice and dove deeper into the character, I just felt right with it.[1]

In 2019, Tommy and Good Trouble co-star Sherry Cola (who is also bi) made a video together to dispel common misconceptions about bisexuality: