Jack Falahee comes out publicly as straight
Jack Falahee is no longer in the closet.
The actor who plays gay law student Connor Walsh on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder took to Twitter today to announce to the world that he is straight.
‘In the past I’ve declined to discuss my own sexuality in an attempt to try and dismantle the closet,’ he writes in a lengthy post.
‘Opponents to my ambiguous answers to questions surrounding my sexuality argued the importance of visibility.’
Falahee’s character has been unabashedly sexual during the show’s three seasons even subtly introducing viewers to the art of rimming.
The character has been involved in an emotional on-again, off-again relationship with computer whiz Oliver Hampton (Conrad Ricamora).
Falahee, 27, was largely unknown before he landed the series so little was known about his personal life.
Although he is prolific on social media, his posts had not previously shed any light on his sexuality one way or another.
‘Ultimately, I think that my stance has been unhelpful in the fight for equality,’ the actor now admits.
‘I Feel that I’ve sacrificed my ability to support the community for a more theoretical discussion about sexuality. Now more than ever, I want to offer my support to the community as an ally.’
The urgency comes with last week’s election of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
He spent election night with close friend who by the end of the night was sitting on the floor under a table crying.
Falahee concludes his post by writing: ‘Now, I’m going to go call that friend who was crying on the floor.’