Reid Ewing, best known for playing Haley’s dumb, pretty boyfriend Dylan on “Modern Family,” quietly came out as gay on Twitter just after publishing a first-person account of his experience with body dysmorphia and plastic surgery.
In the essay on HuffPo on Friday, Ewing wrote, “I genuinely believed if I had one procedure I would suddenly look like Brad Pitt.”
On Twitter, Ewing tweeted that Eugene Bata, who was profiled for his own body dysmorphia on ABC several years ago, was “hot af”:
As of now, poor Reid is getting pummeled with questions and offers from gays for…you know what:
To which Ewing responded:
The boy has had a busy day and amazed that the coverage of his sexuality has overtaken that of his BDD:
Welcome to the club, Reid.
Gus Kenworthy is the shit. This is tremendous news. Welcome to the team!
Olympic athlete and top-ranked, 24-year-old freeskier Gus Kenworthy is on the cover of ESPN and he’s telling the world finally that he’s gay. He’s the face of the X Games and is considered the “top freeskier on the planet.” He won Olympic silver at Sochi, but that didn’t mean that Kenworthy felt confident that his teammates or others would support him.”I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi because I felt so horrible about what I didn’t do,” Kenworthy says. “I didn’t want to come out as the silver medalist from Sochi. I wanted to come out as the best freeskier in the world.”Although he says that he’s known he was gay since he was 5, he only started coming out to his friends and family two years ago, according to the story.”I was insecure and ashamed,” he says. “Unless you’re gay, being gay has never been looked at as being cool. And I wanted to be cool.”Kenworthy says he was always asked about girlfriends and part of the stress was that he wanted a “TV boyfriend, explaining: “That’s actually something I want so bad — a TV boyfriend.”(We also remember when he adopted those cute puppies, and everyone wanted to be his friend.)It turns out this story by Alyssa Roenigk is part of ESPN’s ongoing series exploring what it means to be an openly gay athlete at the moment and will include stories focused on Derrick Gordon, Megan Rapinoe, Chris Mosier, and others. ESPN The Magazine’s “Being Out” issue on newsstands Oct. 30.
via Olympic Freeskier Gus Kenworthy Comes Out | Out Magazine.
He ain’t bad looking, either.
Watch as Chad Allen, the out actor best known for his roles on 'Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman' and 'Our House' announced on YouTube that he is quitting acting to continue his career as a therapist and counselor for LGBT youth.
I have participated in AIDS Lifecyle and watch as Chad raised thousands of dollars and brought celebrity enthusiasm and awareness of the event over the years. For some reason, I think we will see him on the ride again.
In the 1990s, Chad was outed by tabloid “The Globe” as he kissed another man in a hot tub. He really was a trailblazer for celebrities coming out and making the best of it.
Good luck, Chad. Watch his heartfelt sentiments below.