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

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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.”

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

Thanks to: Just Jared

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