Jack Falahee Confirms He's Straight, Discusses His Sexuality for First Time
Jack Falahee plays a gay character on the hit ABC series How to Get Away with Murder, but he has declined to discuss his own sexuality in public until now.
The 27-year-old actor decided to reveal he is straight in real life after the aftermath of the 2016 Election.
“While I’m not gay, on HTGAWM I play a character who’s in an interracial relationship with an HIV positive man. However, in the past I’ve declined to discuss my own sexuality in an attempt to try and dismantle the closet. Opponents to my ambiguous answers to questions surrounding my sexuality argued the importance of visibility. Ultimately, I think that my stance has been unhelpful in the fight for equality. I feel that I’ve sacrificed my ability to support the community for a more theoretical discussion about sexuality. Now more than ever, I want to offer my support to the community as an ally,” Jack wrote in a long statement on Twitter.
Jack explained how one of his close friends, who is gay, was deeply affected by the results of the election. He revealed some ways that people can educate themselves on LGBT causes and support the community.
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