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Luke MacFarlane: I'm Gay

Luke MacFarlane: I'm Gay

Canadian actor Luke MacFarlane reveals that he is gay in an exclusive interview with Canadian paper Globe and Mail.

“I don’t know what will happen professionally,” MacFarlane said. “That is the fear, but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen, because it’s my truth. … There is this desire in L.A. to wonder who you are and what’s been blaring for me for the last three years is how can I be most authentic to myself – so this is the first time I am speaking about it in this way.”

In next month’s season finale of Brothers & Sisters, Luke, 28, will suit up and say his vows as his character, Scotty Wandell, marries his partner, Kevin Walker.

“From a standing outside perspective, and also as someone who is gay, I think that it’s a very exciting time,” MacFarlane said. “How exciting that we’re saying, ‘This can be part of the cultural fabric, now,’ because it is two series regulars, two people that you invite into your home and you see every week. It’s telling of the beginning of more waves and I’m very proud of that.”

When asked whether or not he was currently dating anyone, Luke declined to comment. And although Luke is not a paparazzi favorite, photogs did catch him hanging out with Prison Break hottie Wentworth Miller last summer.

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  • oh snap!

    i’m sorry who is he?

  • http://myspace.com/ugottastrutlikeumeanit BexterzzNY

    rele???
    2ND =)

    AT LEAST HE’S NOT TERRIFIED 2 DEATH 2 COME OUT

  • Mike

    I didn’t know who he was….

  • Mike

    I don’t know who he is…

  • Yum!

    So all you doubters said him and Wentworth were just friends? Sometimes when people post you should assume that there IS some truth to what we say!

    Wentworth IS gay people, wake up!

  • brendon

    so what
    its really not a big deal

  • mink

    Good for him. I don’t think he was really ‘in’ the closet in the way that some others are, so I guess this is him making it official for whatever reason.

    It’s good to see a cute gay guy, with actual sex symbol potential, come out, as I think the pressure on these actors to stay closeted is particularly strong. It will be interesting to see how his career fares now, and if he still gets offered straight roles after being both out and playing a gay character on TV for a number of years. I hope he does – it wouldn’t bother me one bit to see him playing a straight character in a romantic role.

    Whatever, all due respect to him for this choice and for being so eloquent about the issue. He seems like a really intelligent guy and a great catch for whomever he chooses to spend his time with.

  • joan

    kevin should dump scotty for the other guy, kitty’s brother-in law

  • Kate

    I honestly don’t understand why it’s such a big deal when people come out. My input is always if that’s who you are fine, okay good. Gay people shouldn’t have the fear of coming out. It’s who you are, let it shine!

  • esther

    But why do you have to “come out” ?
    Do you see Meryl Streep going to a show and then saying “Oh by the way, just to let you know, I’m straight.”
    You can say that you’ve got a boyfriend or a partner, or whatever you like.
    Gee, coming out is the new celebrity stunt for the D-List.

  • http://justjared mrs channing tatum

    he looks gay

  • MLWfan

    I thought he was already “out”. Wasn’t he dating TR Knight?

  • wentworthfan

    Because, Esther, straight people aren’t afraid to live their lives openly and don’t have to fear discrimination for simply being who they are. And because of rampant heterosexism that presumes everyone is straight when not everyone is. I had a professor in University and a student asked (the prof was gay) why they have gay pride parades but there are no straight pride parades. My professor’s reply? “Every day is a straight pride parade.”

  • this is why people come out

    Straight people don’t have to come out. Being straight is always IN… It is the perceived norm. Therefore, until you come out or state that you are gay;people assume that you are straight. This is why people come out.

  • t

    He’s gorgeous, and good for him but I thought he was out long ago.

  • MLW

    Actually, being straight is out nowadays. Everyone who’s anyone is bisexual. haha

  • CA

    Nicely said wentworthfan!

    Additionally, I don’t think he “came out” per-say. He just said he was gay in an article. We should be able to say that we are gay and people not be confused as to why we want to mention it in a conversation.

    Ester, the issue of “Coming Out” is only present when there are questions surrounding his statement of being gay. Why did they even ask a follow up question? There will be no need to “Come Out” the day that someone doesn’t ask a follow up question to me saying that I have a boyfriend.

  • MLW

    How did this turn into a Wentworth Miller issue. Went is not gay.

  • Tina

    It’s Wentworth Miller’s boyfriend!!!!! I think this means that Went will come out soon too! Be proud of who you are Wenty!! :)

  • Jay-Vii

    DUH ?!!! we do know that he’s gay and that for a long long time, he went out wit TR Knight

  • alison

    #18, Wentworth Miller has been rumored to be gay since he first came on the scene in Hollywood. I’m not saying he is or he isn’t but the fact that he was hanging out with Luke is suggestive that those rumors might be true. I wonder if Ted C. knows? Is he toothy tile?

  • Sandra

    MLW, Wentworth IS gay! He’s still in the closet though.

  • MLW

    Alison, I know that Went is rumoured to be gay, but frankly I don’t believe those rumours. Maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part..;-)

  • melissa

    he’s so cutee. idk him though.
    good for him.<3

  • http://www.wentworthmillerfrance.fr stella

    LMAO

  • MLW

    Wentworth Miller can be in my closet anyday Sandra.. :P

  • eddie jones

    he looks the part

  • babysis

    too bad he’s hot!

  • MLW

    Lmao@looks the part.. how the fcuk can you “look” gay? haha

  • http://www.wentworthmillerfrance.fr stella

    @mlw……not possible honey coz is in mine right now lol ( i wish )

  • Sylvia

    Considering that Hollywood will most likely kill Luke’s career like they have so many others, this makes me sad. Will he now only get to play the *gay best friend* and never the lead or other roles? What a waste of a talented actor. He seems very nice and certainly he is cute. As far as WEM, I have read on several of his fansites the following:
    “I will hate him if he is”
    If he is , he is a liar and I will no longer like him”
    “He lied to me and I will not watch the show and be so disappointed”
    “If he is, he has lost this fan”
    “I find it disgusting, I hope he is not, that is just ewww”

    and so on and these were from various pro WEM sites. Imagine that !
    If he is and I have no idea, it does not matter to me. I understand how hateful the world is towards the gay community. It’s so horrific to me that actors and actresses cannot be openly gay and be considered for straight roles, its acting afterall. I cannot imagine not being able to be who I am and make a living in my chosen field also. That my God given self is considered wrong.

    Congatulations to Luke, I can’t wait to see you in more, have watched you since “Over There” you are great on Brothers and Sisters and I wish you the best.

  • http://www.wentworthmillerfrance.fr stella

    oops……he’s

    oh and btw yeah right, how ???????????????

  • MLW

    Ok Stella… we can share him… hell, I’d be happy to get ma hands on him no matter who I havta share him with.. haha..

  • Mary

    I don’t care that he’s gay

    I’m really just upset because I didn’t want his character to marry Kevin. I wanted Kevin and Rob Lowe’s brother to get back together… Oh well : (

  • http://www.wentworthmillerfrance.fr stella

    sylvia, i feel you…..
    but please don’t give that image of went’s fans……these comments are coming from immature persons. The majority of the fans doesn’t care about his sexuality.

    People are hateful, that’s sad but not new in this world….

  • MLW

    Stella.. that’s very true.

    Real fans don’t care about the actor’s sexuality. And the haters are only brave enough to say all the nasties while they hide behind the anonymity of the net.

  • http://Justjared Joejonasluver33

    I love Joe

  • sona

    Wow. I didn’t realize that being friends with a gay person suddenly made you gay. I must stop being friends with all of my gay friends now for fear that people will assume I’m gay.

    We don’t know for sure whether Wentworth Miller is gay or not. He may or may not be. But just because he’s friends with someone who IS gay doesn’t mean he automatically is.

    Smarten up, people.

  • MLW

    OMG .. one of my friends is blonde.. I better stop hanging out with her .. :P

  • sona

    Ah, yes, and for all those people that will jump on my second sentence? That was all sarcasm. I know it’s hard to translate sarcasm over the internet.

  • luckyL

    sona @ 04/15/2008 at 7:05 pm

    Wow. I didn’t realize that being friends with a gay person suddenly made you gay. I must stop being friends with all of my gay friends now for fear that people will assume I’m gay.

    We don’t know for sure whether Wentworth Miller is gay or not. He may or may not be. But just because he’s friends with someone who IS gay doesn’t mean he automatically is.

    Smarten up, people.
    ___

    Thanks for the satire sona, pointing out this irony though humorously. I don’t know why straight men are automatically labeled that they too are gay, and no one wants to be called something or not. Luckily, some straight men are comfortable in their own skin and will ignore these blanket assertions.

  • http://www.wentworthmillerfrance.fr stella

    JJ knew that it was necessary to add Went’s name to this…..because Luke is not so popular. Can I say “Well Done” JJ!

  • luckyL

    Yeah, I mean really, I guess this was posted for the Canadians.

  • MLW

    sona.. I got the sarcasm… Although, for the benefit of any not-so-bright users who may be reading, you might want to add some html at the end of your post. :P

  • MLW

    Dammit.. someone nicked my HTML..

  • esther

    I don’t think it necessarily hurt a career.. unless you’re cast in cheesy romantic movies. I think if you look very vanilla like Mc Farlane, being gay can actually be a good thing because some people associate gayness with something dark, therefore he could be offered darker, more complex roles.

    Besides that, look at Ian McKellen.. he’s the old actor who gets all the great parts, and he’s openly gay

    To the people who think that Miller is gay because he was seen with McFarlane.. where do you live on earth ?
    I hang out with people, some of them happen to be gay, men and women, that doesn’t mean I’m gay

  • Jane

    Wentworth is gay, when Perez was talking to Adamo Ruggiero, from Degrassi, about his coming out, Perez said that Wentworth went out with a good friend of his. But, who cares if he is or not? Everyone is free to be who they are, if only WW wasn’t afraid to be who he is.

  • http://www.wentworthmillerfrance.fr stella

    Come on Jane…..exactly ….who cares……

  • l.J

    O How shocking LOL……

  • linkey

    I GUESS BEING A HOMO IS THE NEW TREND!

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