I'd laugh really hard if this turns out to be a fake after all.
According to most lists I've seen on the net, Japan is barely below USA in gay rights, and it's mostly because of lack of legislation regarding certain things.
His hair is less spiky, like SM, but it's not a design choice unusual for XY character design. In fact, only reason that XY Satoshi had spiky hair is a callback to OS designs. I don't see anything SM in this design.
I'm not sure where people got "tomboy" idea, they do looks like a feminine male to me. In fact they are looking exactly like Gladio.
Why would she? She was talking about the Satoshi from the show.
He looks younger, but it's stil the XY style.