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Jack Falahee Confirms He's Straight, Discusses His Sexuality for First Time

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.

Click inside to read Jack Falahee’s complete statement…

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  • Amber

    Totally thought he was gay, but I think his statement, and support of so many LGBT initiatives is very admirable.

  • rihanna

    DAMN IT MAN

  • LadyRed

    Considering I thought he was in a relationship with Aja Naomi King, I’m not surprised but I respect that he came out as straight in order to show his support of the LGBT community.

  • dalovelee

    So why isn’t gay Hollyood actors not in a tizzy fit. There’s few gay actors getting major parts and yet you have a straight actor being cast in the role so this seems to work against the agenda of inclusion and making sure more gay actors get roles.

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  • Itsnotatumor

    why does he have to discuss it all?

  • Carton Stanton

    So the election of Donald Trump caused him to come out as STRAIGHT? This doesn’t even make any sense. I’ve never heard of someone coming out of the closet as straight. I’m not buying it. If anything, he’s gay, as suspected, and he’s been frightened into remaining in the closet BECAUSE this country put a homophobe in the White House.

  • Gina

    If you read his statement it would make sense. Many actors want their work to seem realistic which is why he declined to talk about his sexuality. He basically realized that him keeping mum makes it look like he’s ashamed or closeting himself. The election gave him the urge to publicly support the LGBT community; but if he chose to stay mum about his sexuality while at the same time being vocal about his support for the LGBT community, he would come off looking like a hypocrite.

  • Barbie_Klaus

    same or thought he was at most.. bi or something.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I don’t buy it. Remember Kristen Stewart?

  • RainbowCandy

    how come whenever an actor plays a gay person, that must automatically means he’s gay??

  • RainbowCandy

    that’s why it’s called “acting”, if a gay person plays a gay person, where’s the challenge of acting is there? Matt Bomer who is gay can play a straight man, I don’t see how a straight man can’t play a gay guy? It’s called acting for a reason.

  • Sabrina

    How come whenever an actor plays a straight person it must mean he’s straight? How come that (almost) every person is assumed to be straight until he/she comes out?

  • photo licensenyc

    Jack Falahee is really pathetic. While he might not identify as a “gay” man (many young people today don’t even identify with this outdated word, nor do they like to be labeled), he is most definitely not “straight”. I know this to be fact, and I’ll leave it at that. While I understand he’s an up and coming leading man in Hollywood, and has a career to think about (sorry folks people still care if a leading man isn’t “straight”), he would’ve been better off by simply continuing not to discuss it. It’s a load of crap for him to say he wants to become an stronger ally as a “straight” man. He’s already been a huge ally since getting on HTGAWM. This reeks of bad advice from a lame publicist/manager. If you really wanted to help the “community” just be honest Jack.

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