Thomas Dekker, conhecido pelo papel de Zach em Heroes, resolveu sair do armário e confirmar sua homossexualidade. Ele comunicou por meio de sua conta no Instagram, após o produtor executivo da série Bryan Fuller ter revelado a orientação sexual do ator em uma premiação no início de julho.

“Aproveito a oportunidade para revelar publicamente que sou um homem que orgulhosamente ama outro homem. Na verdade, em abril, eu me casei com o meu marido e não poderia estar mais feliz”, escreveu, criticando a postura do produtor. “A minha orientação sexual volta a ser uma questão quando um homem aproveita um discurso para me expor. Não fui mencionado, mas os detalhes deixam fácil a conexão”.

O ator ainda explica que nunca tinha mentido sobre sua opção sexual, mas também ainda não havia se pronunciado abertamente. “É uma situação estranha, mas agradeço a oportunidade. Eu nunca menti sobre a minha sexualidade, mas nunca havia revelado a minha orientação. Eu me recuso a ter roubado um orgulho que pertence a mim, de dizer as palavras. Eu sou gay”, explicou.


Confira a carta aberta feita pelo Instagram do ator:

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My sexual orientation once again came into question this week when a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to "out" me. While he did not mention me by name, the explicit details of his reference made it easy for the public and media to connect the dots. While it is an odd situation, I thank him because it presents a prime opportunity for me to publicly say that I am indeed a man who proudly loves other men. In fact, this April, I married my husband and I could not be happier. I have never lied to the press about the fluidity of my sexuality but this man claiming that I came out is not true. Because I have not "officially" until this moment. I simply refuse to be robbed of the glorious joy that belongs to me. To say the words myself. "I'm gay". Those words are a badge of honor that no one can steal. Sexuality and who you love is a deeply personal and complicated thing. For some of us, it takes time to cultivate, discover and conclude. It is not something anyone should ever be ashamed of and certainly not something anyone should be rushed into. I agree with many who believe it is an important responsibility for LGBTQ persons with a platform to come out. It has the power to change minds, challenge beliefs and make others feel understood and supported. It can strengthen the progression of our community and help disarm those who discriminate against us. It is a brave, powerful and important thing to do but it is also a deeply personal decision. One that should only be made when you are ready. If we are to stand strong in the gay community, our mission should be support, not exclusion; love, not shame. I choose not to look back on the past with a regretful heart but rather focus on the future with a hopeful one. A future where myself and all others can feel free to express their true selves with honor and dignity. I embrace you, any of you, with open arms, kindness, faith and patience. For all of you who have supported me, before and now, I thank you from the bottom of my fledgling heart. Be proud of who you are. No matter how long it takes.

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