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Friday Morning Man: Wilson Cruz!

I’m so proud to know Wilson Cruz who turns 40 today!

Happy birthday to an extraordinary man and bright light in the world.

Wilson has been openly gay for more than half of his life and became so decades before he was joined by Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons, Anderson Cooper, Sam Champion, Matt Bomer and growing list of others.

He made his sexuality clear when he was just a teen and playing the role of Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life opposite Claire Danes and Jared Leto.

He’s a very brave man.

Since then, he’s been Genito on Noah’s Arc, Victor on Party of Five, and Angel in Broadway’s Rent, among many other television, film and stage roles. He has starred in the movies The People I’ve Slept With and Coffee Date and had supporting roles in Party Monster, He’s Just Not That Into You and Bam Bam and Celeste.

There’s always the question of whether being openly gay costs you roles. One crucial thing Wilson has had going for himself is amazing talent – he can act, sing and dance and he can dazzle.

He has also long used his voice to speak out for LGBT equality and his activism has now taken a front seat in his life as a national spokesman for GLAAD.

Wilson is proof that people can have more than one calling in life and excel at both.


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3 Remarks

  1. Haopy 40th Birthday to my first TV crush, Wilson Cruz. He is a timless sex symbol and an even better human being. I had the honor of meeting him years ago and even though I was inappropriately all in his face; he was very sweet to me. I was just trying to put my bid in to put a ring on it…lol.

  2. December 27th, 2013 at 10:23 am
    Omar Sharif Jr says:

    A colleague, a friend, and – more than that – a role model hero. Happy Birthday, Wilson. Here’s to 140 more! Thanks for all you do. Xo

  3. I met him once while he was on my so called life. He was very sweet and a joy to meet. Its incredible that he is 40. He wears it well!

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