Showing posts with label Gay Actor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gay Actor. Show all posts

February 17, 2020

Rick Cosnett, Vampire Diaries, Comes Out Gay











Rick Cosnett, who starred on The Flash and The Vampire Diaries, has come out as gay in an honest and cheerful post on Instagram.
The actor, best known for playing Iris’ (Candice Patton) love interest in the first season of The Flash as well as one of The Vampire Diaries‘ season 5 villains, shared the confessional video on Thursday with the caption, “Just me. Hello.” 
“Hi everyone. Dramatic pause. I’m gay,” Cosnett says in the selfie video. “I just wanted everyone to know because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things that you don’t even know about from childhood and society and from just life.”

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January 31, 2020

Autism and Honesty as Being Authentic on Gay Sex on TV, 'Josh Thomas' Beyond Distraught







Josh Thomas is beyond distraught.
“Ah, fuck, I lost a suitcase! Ah, fuck! I lost my suitcase at security. Ah, shit! I’m an idiot. I have to go.”

And with that Thomas, the inventive creator, and star of Please Like Me and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is off the line. After a bit of schedule wrangling, the interview resumes a few days later, but not without its own set of issues, this time faulty cell service in the Hollywood hills that currently serve as the boyish 32-year-old Australian’s home in America. After twenty minutes, a connection is finally made.
“I’m yours,” he laughs.
Those unfamiliar with Thomas would do well to invest serious binging time into his shows, starting with Please Like Me, which opens with Thomas informing his girlfriend that they have to break up because he thinks he’s gay. The funny, deeply felt comedy, which ran for four seasons from 2013 to 2016, and is now available on Hulu, is a stunning mix of humor and drama, as it follows a group of mopish, self-involved twentysomethings as they adjust to the daily rigors of adult life. The romances on the show — both gay and straight — are messy and real. More to the point, Thomas’ character — also named Josh — must cope with a mother who is manic-depressive and prone to bouts of suicide. It’s startling material for a comedy, and comes mostly from Thomas’ own life. Only the cataclysmic fourth season is not rooted in reality.
“The last season is not autobiographical at all,” he says, his strong Australian accent bright and buoyant. “It’s a bit weird when you start making up big life events for a character that’s based on you.” After the series ended, Thomas had second thoughts and decided to do a fifth season, but the host network, Pivot, shuttered. 

January 13, 2020

DJ Qualls Comes Out Gay But Some Are Saying thought He Was Out Already!

    Were He and I The Only Ones That knew He was Gay?    I don't think so...          

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DJ Qualls has come out as gay.
The 41-year-old actor – best known for his work in The New GuyRoad Trip, and Supernatural – opened up about his sexuality while on stage at Jim Jeffries‘ stand-up comedy show.
“It is from 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferies show in San Diego. Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time,”DJ wrote on Twitter on Friday night (January 10). 
He added, “Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.”
DJ worked with Jim in the FX comedy series Legit and he also appeared on The Jim Jeffries Show in 2018. From 2015 through 2018, DJ played a gay character on the Amazon Prime Video series The Man in the High Castle.







It is 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferies show in San Diego. Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time. Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.


November 11, 2019

Another Beautiful Stud Comes Out...Guess...

“I was terrified,” actor Brian J. Smith tells Attitude in an exclusive new interview. “At school, I really couldn’t fit in anywhere. I wasn’t a jock or a nerd.”
Smith, known for his roles in Sense8 and the new Bourne Saga USA series, Treadstone, comes out as gay in the U.K. magazine cover story. He reflects on growing up in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where he says there were no support groups for LGBTQ people: “There was absolutely nothing. I was completely alone. I heard all the names: pussy, faggot.”

“I could never be who I was. I was constantly having to check myself and make sure I wasn’t looking at someone too long or making someone feel uncomfortable,” he explains. “I had to be very, very careful about telling people the truth about myself. It still reverberates. A lot of my work is about that. The things that move me as an actor are those echoes that come up.”
Smith appeared on Gossip Girl and The Good Wife, and he notably played gay opposite Benjamin Walker in the 2009 film The War Boys. While he had played gay before, he tells Attitudehe didn’t feel fully comfortable with his sexuality until filming the cult Netflix series Sense8.

Although it had a rabid fanbase, the series was canceled after two seasons, and the characters were given a send-off in a two-hour movie finaleSense8: Together Until the End.
“I remember being so relaxed,” Smith says of filming Sense8. “I thought, ‘Finally, I can just be myself, I don’t have to put on airs for any of these people.’”

Looking back on his childhood, Smith wishes there had been more people around to tell him he was “perfect” just as he is:
“There weren’t enough people there to say to me: ‘You don’t need to be someone different, you don’t need to change who you are.’ What that kid needed was somebody to pick him up and say, ‘You’re perfect as you are, it’s OK.’”
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July 12, 2019

Juan Di Pace 'The Story of Your Life’ Comes Out Gay




“Many years later and still justifying my being gay with my critic, I get offered the role of a lifetime: Jesus Christ,” Di Pace, who was raised Catholic, said. “Well, you know, of all the people in the world that could play this part, they gave it to me.
“So there I am, hanging on the cross… in Morocco… and I look up at the sky, and I think, ‘You could still strike me down with lightning. Are you sure you want me to play your son?'” he continued. “Instead, what I felt was an overwhelming feeling of love and acceptance and freedom that I could never even put into words. A message from God? Maybe.”
He added: “Words are like universes and we are musicians who can create universes with them.” 




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The fifth and final season of Fuller House will air later this year on Netflix.
Di Pace has been a main cast member since the show first started streaming in 2016, and has also starred in TNT’s revival of Dallas and in 2008 film Mamma Mia!.
In addition, the actor — who also sings and directs — appeared on the 27th season of Dancing With the Stars.
Watch Di Pace’s TedX talk below:



June 25, 2019

Crime America Actor James Jessup Comes Out Gay Publicly




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 "I’ve been out for years in my private life, but never quite publicly," Connor Jessup said
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 The 25-year-old Canadian actor, known for his roles on ABC’s American Crime and TNT’s Falling Skies, announced the news Friday on Instagram, explaining,”I’ve been out for years in my private life, but never quite publicly.”
Despite being more comfortable with his sexual orientation now, Jessup didn’t always feel that way.
“I knew I was gay when I was thirteen, but I hid it for years,” he wrote. “I folded it and slipped it under the rest of my emotional clutter. Not worth the hassle. No one will care anyway. If I can just keep making it smaller, smaller, smaller…. My shame took the form of a shrug, but it was shame.”
“I’m a white, cis man from an upper-middle class liberal family. Acceptance was never a question. But still, suspended in all this privilege, I balked,” Jessup continued. “It took me years.
Jessup went on to detail his “ongoing” journey to self-acceptance and the “tedious game” he played of hiding who he is.
“I have conspicuously not said it before. I’ve been out for years in my private life, but never quite publicly,” he said, pointing to how far he went to distance himself from his own characters. “Most painfully, I’ve talked about the gay characters I’ve played from a neutral, almost anthropological distance, as if they were separate from me. “
“These evasions are bizarre and embarrassing to me now, but at the time they were natural,” Jessup continued. “Discretion was default, and it seemed benign. It would be presumptuous to assume anyone would care, yeah? And anyway, why should I have to say anything? What right do strangers have to the intimate details of my life? These and other background whispers––new, softer forms of the same voices from when I was thirteen, fourteen, fifteen…. Shame can come heavy and loud, but it can come quiet too; it can take cover behind comfort and convenience. But it’s always violent.”
Connor Jessup

Connor Jessup
 
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Connor Jessup in American Crime

Connor Jessup in American Crime
 
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So what inspired Jessup to come forward now?
“For me, this discretion has become airless,” he said. “I don’t want to censor––consciously or not––the ways I talk, sit, laugh, or dress, the stories I tell, the jokes I make, my points of reference and connection. I don’t want to be complicit, even peripherally, in the idea that being gay is a problem to be solved or hushed. I’m grateful to be gay. Queerness is a solution. It’s a promise against cliche and solipsism and blandness; it’s a tilted head and an open window. I value more everyday the people, movies, books, and music that open me to it.”
Connor Jessup celebrated Pride month by publicly coming out as gay.


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