“I now believe that by omitting this part of myself from the record, I am complicit in perpetuating the suffering, fear, and shame cast upon so many in the world,” Carver wrote in his lengthy missive. “In my silence, I’ve helped decide for to you too that to be gay is to be, as a young man (or young woman, young anyone), inappropriate for a professional career in the Arts (WHAAA???) So now, let the record show this- I self-identify as gay.”
Fans and fellow out entertainers have taken to social media to show support for Carver.
Beautifully said @Charlie_Carver. Thank you.— Carina Adly MacKenzie (@cadlymack) January 11, 2016
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