Acteur Charlie Carver (links op de foto), die samen met zijn tweelingbroer Max (rechts op de foto) schitterde in de populaire TV-series Desperate Housewives en Teenwolf , is uit de kast gekomen.
De 27-jarige Charlie Carver kwam via Instagram uit de kast. Dit deed hij verspreid over 5 verschillende berichtjes.
“Als jonge jongen wist ik dat ik acteur wilde worden, ik wist dat ik heel veel wilde worden. Ik dacht dat ik een schilder, voetballer of stegosaurus wilde worden… maar ik bleef hangen in het acteren. Het was rond die leeftijd dat ik er ook achter kwam dat ik anders was, anders dan mijn leeftijdsgenootjes” aldus Carver in één van zijn 5 berichten op Instagram die hij allemaal posten met dezelfde begeleidende foto met de tekst: “Be who you wanted to be when you were younger“.
Pt 2: For anyone who can identify with that experience (and I think we all can to some degree; saying something from a place of integrity, owning and declaring oneself), the immediate and comingling sense of relief and dread might sound familiar to you. For me, and my family, it was a precious conversation, one where I felt that I’d begun to claim myself, my life, and what felt like the beginning of a very-adult-notion of my own Authenticity. For that, and for them, I am forever grateful. *Note “Coming Out” is different for everyone. You can always Come Out to yourself. Coming Out as Gay/Bi/Trans/Non-Binary/Yourself or What-Have-You is at first a personal and private experience. If you’re ready and feel safe, then think about sharing this part of yourself with others. I recognize that I was born with an immense amount of privilege, growing up in a family where my orientation was celebrated and SAFE. If you feel like you want to Come Out, make sure first and foremost that you have a support system and will be safe. I would never encourage anyone to Come Out only to find themselves in harm’s way – a disproportionate number of Homeless American (and Global) Youth are members of the LGBTQ community who were kicked out of their families and homes out of hate and prejudice. It is a major issue in-and-of itself, and a situation not worth putting oneself at risk for. The more I adjusted to living outwardly in this truth, the better I felt. But my relationship to my sexuality soon became more complicated. The acting thing HAD stuck, and at nineteen I started working in Hollywood. It was a dream come true, one I had been striving for since boyhood. But coupled with the overwhelming sense of excitement was an equally overwhelming feeling of dread- I would “have to” bisect myself into two halves, a public and private persona, the former vigilantly monitored, censored, and sterilized of anything that could reveal how I self-identified in the latter. I had my reasons, some sound and some nonsensical. I do believe in a distinction between one’s professional life and their private one…