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Kevin McHale doesn't think people were surprised when he came out

The former Glee star publicly came out in a tweet about Ariana Grande's latest single

2018-05-11

Kevin McHale doesn’t think there was much surprise when he came out.

Over the last year, the former Glee star had been hinting his sexuality after posting a number of pictures on Instagram but it wasn’t until Ariana Grande released her latest single No Tears Left to Cry that he took to Twitter to confirm he was gay.

He wrote: “#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @ArianaGrande.[sic]”

And now in a Facebook Live interview with Marc Malkin, the actor and singer said he didn’t think anything of his coming out.

He said: “I didn’t think anything of it. Would anyone choose to come out in a tweet about an Ariana Grande song?

 

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“It was eye-opening for a number of reasons. People don’t know. I’ve been living in this bubble where I was just like, ‘Just because you don’t know doesn’t mean I’m not openly living my life’.

“If somebody was a big fan and following everything I was doing [on social media], like the people I interact with on Twitter on a daily basis, I think there was zero surprise.

“People knew. The organisations I’ve been supporting, and all that sort of work has been apparent, at least to me.

“I’ve always supported LGBT organisations and things like that because I felt like I had a vested interest in this where I wanted to help out.”

 

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McHale also spoke about why he never came out during the Glee days and said he was in a long-term relationship in his 20s and didn’t want to affect the guy he was dating if he came out.

“I was very conscious of, this wasn’t just my life they’ll be talking about if I do mention something, it’s also the person I’m with and if they’re not necessarily at the same place as I am, it’s not really fair to them,” he added.

McHale is now dating fellow actor Austin McKenzie.

Watch the Facebook Live below: