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Charlie Carver Opens Up About the Changing Roles for LGBTQ People in Hollywood

Charlie Carver Opens Up About the Changing Roles for LGBTQ People in Hollywood

Charlie Carver looks so handsome in a photo from his shoot from Gay Times‘ Gay Pride issue, available now.

Here’s what the 29-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On coming out and living openly: “I don’t actually think you come out once in your life, you come out again and again. Publicly coming out or personally coming out, I realized how much, in retrospect, I really censored myself or how I was giving my personality to be palatable for other people. Even though I was very much out in Los Angeles socially, I found I wasn’t happy because I wasn’t living truthfully. The other thing is you realize the fear is insidious and affected my personal relationships.”

On the changing nature of roles for LGBTQ people in Hollywood: “I think there’s definitely the possibility of being…I guess you call it pigeonholed into ‘gay roles,’ but I think the nature of content is changing. I think queer storytelling is coming back in a way that it’s about the human in the story who happens to be gay, as oppose to a gay stock type.”

On homophobia in the industry: “I remember being out at events with people and somebody making a comment to me that my behavior and response was effeminate and I’d have to ‘be careful how I expressed myself in public.’ It created that atmosphere of threat.”

FYI: Charlie is wearing a David Hart suit jacket and pants. He’s also wearing an MSGM denim jacket courtesy of East Dane.

For more from Charlie, visit GayTimes.co.uk.

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