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Garrett Clayton Comes Out as Gay with Powerful Instagram Post

Garrett Clayton Comes Out as Gay with Powerful Instagram Post

Garrett Clayton has come out as gay in a new post on his Instagram account.

The 27-year-old actor, who is also known for his work in Teen Beach Movie, wrote about his new film Reach, and in the post, revealed that he has a partner named Blake Knight.

Garrett wrote, “With the release of my new movie REACH coming up, I thought it was important to explain why I took on this project in the first place. REACH deals with some very serious and timely topics that have affected me personally, and have likely influenced many of your lives as well. (I also prefer to share things that are particularly important for me here on my IG) instead of in some random magazine or online article – because you are the ones that have been rooting for me and following me on my professional and personal journey in life.”

Garrett continued, “When I read the script for REACH, I immediately knew it was a film I had to be a part of. I have personally dealt with suicide within my own family, intense bullying in high school, and – on top of it all – myself and the man I’ve been in a relationship with for a long time (@hrhblakeknight) have both experienced shootings within our hometown school systems, and have witnessed the heartache that takes place in affected communities after such tragic events. These topics – not always easy to discuss- are all close to my heart, and, knowing how serious they are, I wanted to share this with you all. This film has come from the perspectives of people who care deeply about these issues, and if watching it helps even one person… then it was all worth it.”

Find out much more about Garrett‘s new movie Reach right here.

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  • Lukebrux

    Kudos Garrett, we knew but now is official.

  • mahbelle

    What’s the big deal? Does anyone even care what sexuality a person is? If they do, they have a problem.

  • Stoni

    That’s obvious.

  • Wendy

    I think someone needs to tell these guys that they aren’t really fooling anyone. Most of us already knew just because it was obvious. With so many working gay actors, I don’t see the point in not just coming out from the get-go, it’s not the career killer that it used to be. It’s way better than having to live a lie and pretending to be attracted to a whole gender that you aren’t. (I’m looking at you, John Travolta).

  • tom

    I still don’t care

  • Effy

    I agree. I’m still waiting for Zac Efron to realize this…

  • Sansa Squad

    it’s way more shocking that he’s TWENTY SEVEN tbh – that baby face!

  • Bruce Brown

    I like the way he stated “the man I’ve been in a relationship with”, He did what the justjared was unable to do. He made it an every day nothing, just part of the narrative in his life. When all can do that we will have reached full equality in life.

  • D’Fwan

    I WISH Zac was…..I dont think he is though. That would have been nice to have him on the team, hes just not.

    That said…..never hear of this guy. Good luck with life though, kid.

  • Gina

    You can take one look at him and know that he’s gay. But congrats to him for coming out.

  • Sara

    Who isn’t gay now?? Who isn’t LGBTQ-ABCDEFG? I am so tired of having other people’s sexual choices shoved in my face.

  • Sara

    Who isn’t gay now?? Who isn’t LGBTQ-ABCDEFG? I am so tired of having other people’s sexual choices shoved in my face.

  • Sara

    Who isn’t gay now?? Who isn’t LGBTQ-ABCDEFG? I am so tired of having other people’s sexual choices shoved in my face.

  • Ron-he

    Zac Efron’s manager came to one of my UCLA grad lectures and all but confirmed that he’s in the closet. It was hilarious.