Charlie Carver, who is currently a member of the popular ensemble of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” television series, is making headlines for an open letter he posted to his Instagram account in which he publicly comes out as gay. The letter, which reveals his honest thought process in keeping the news secret and why the time has come to share it with the world, has received praise from the across the Internet.
“I now believe that by omitting this part of myself from the record, I am complicit in perpetuating the suffering, fear, and shame cast upon so many in the world,” he wrote. “In my silence, I’ve helped decide for you too that to be gay is to be, as a young man (or young woman, young anyone), inappropriate for a professional career in the Arts. So now, let the record show this — I self-identify as gay. And does that really matter anymore? As a young man, I needed a young man in Hollywood to say that — and without being a dick about it, I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger.”
Read all of Carver’s letter by clicking the link below. More LGBT-related stories making the rounds can also be found in the links below.
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Qatar pulls plug on ‘The Danish Girl,’ film about transgender artist
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