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Darren Criss Covers 'Out' March 2011

Darren Criss Covers 'Out' March 2011

Darren Criss covers the March 2011 issue of Out magazine!

Here’s what the 24-year-old Glee actor had to share:

On being a straight man playing a gay character: “”I think it’s more empowering to everybody, including myself, if I’m articulate about identifying myself as a straight male playing a gay character. Ultimately, that’s more powerful for both communities.”

On the coolest parts about being on Glee: “The coolest part is not that it’s a hit show – that’s a bonus – and, of course, that I have a job. But the real cool thing is I was inadvertently raised by the gay community.”

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  • British Latin American

    Straight for an actor, I guess.

  • sami

    i love criss, he’s so darn talented ;)

  • kelsi

    HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

  • gleekster

    Cute but he’s like 4’11″ tall..

  • JOE


  • Jenna

    Actually, he’s 5’8. Just tall enough for me *I wish*.

    Unf at the pictures. HOT.

  • joe

    hottest man alive….dam!!!

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Ugly short Crap

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Im 5’8

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Im 15 years

  • LMAO

    He is so ugly and annoying

  • yassss

    “But the real cool thing is I was inadvertently raised by the gay community.”

    What does that even mean? did he just want to put that out there? it doesn’t even fit with the question.

  • http://Ta Sligo lambert ^__^ cute


  • Jessica

    hot!.. Is he straight in real life?

  • wtf


    BUTTERFACES like him should not try to be sexy. Ever.

  • sanjaya


    no, he was responding about being raised in San Francisco

  • Someone

    I liked his chest hair…

  • donatella raphael michaelangel

    He is a straight guy who was raised by the gay community…
    sure! admit it u r a straight guy who had s 3 x with gays, too!

  • leah

    ugly? let’s not.
    darren criss makes me mess in my panties! JS!

  • joel

    Why is it hip for straight actors to play gay, but for gay actors its seen as not believable. But its ok for a hot straight guy to portray guy b/c then he is really acting and testing his boundaries.

  • SeeC

    finally a man with hair on his chest.
    Praise Darren

  • British Latin American


  • achtungbaby

    he’s gay. i like him, a lot. cute. but needs to stop saying that he’s straight. all the hand-gestures when he was on Ellen and the way he talks, show him that he’s gay. seriously. stop it, darren. :)

  • http:/ Andrea


  • http:/ Andrea

    f*ckin’ delicious..

  • Caterpillar eyebrows

    I just threw up a little in my mouth.

    His face is so punchable.

  • foczka

    Joaquin Phoenix + Antonio Banderas = this guy

  • Lindsey

    he’s supermegafoxyawesomehot….and sexy….me gusta!!