Bill has always been "different", so no he's not trying to be emo/jrock/anything.
Bill has publically stated he is straight, however the world may never know the truth until he gets a significant other.
This boy-man is the most beautiful person on the planet. Slim and 6 feet tall, his looks have everything right. You cannot call him handsome, because he's not, he is BEAUTIFUL. Heart achingly so. He has cheek bones and a jawline that can cut glass, pouty lips, that begged to be chewed on, a flawless complexion, a perfect nose, that will send people running to plastic surgeons, and asian eyes with lush lashes, that slay you at every glance. I'm fairly sure I could not have a conversation with this man without staring (and drooling).
When you see him during his interviews, he comes across as feminine and sensitive. He's very animated, yet polite, articulate and intelligent. He just seems like an incredible person to know. Maybe it's that European sophistication. Anyway, what really sets him apart from alot of dour rockers, is that he (and the rest of the band) TRULY appreciate their fans and never let them forget it. Then there is THAT SMILE. I am not kidding, when he smiles, it's like the sun breaking through grey ...