Juan Pablo de Pace of “Fuller House” fame comes out publicly as gay man during Tedx event
Very happy for Juan Pablo Di Pace for coming out publicly as gay man.
Chatted with him at the GMCLA Voice Awards a few years ago where he was performing and when I asked him about all his gay fans, he seemed to be a tad uncomfortable. I didn’t know a thing about him at the time but I recognized the discomfort and filed it away. Then he posted a video on his Instagram stories during Pride a year ago that pretty much confirmed that and a few months ago he was in the audience for a Steve Grand concert in LA.
So give me the prize. I had it figured out. But as we all know, none of that matters until a person accepts themselves both privately and publicly and Juan Pablo has done that.
He’s a regular on the Fuller House sitcom, competed on Dancing With the Stars and played Jesus Christ on A.D. The Bible Continues.
This video is a talk that was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Via Queerty, here is an excerpt: “Acceptance was my fuel, and when that is the case, like an addict, you do whatever it takes to get a fix. I figured, if I changed my f*cking self, I could be in. Many years later and still justifying my being gay with my critic, I get offered the role of a lifetime: Jesus Christ. Of all the people in the world that could play this part, they gave it to me. So there I am, hanging on the cross […] in Morocco […] and I look up at the sky, and I think, ‘You could still strike me down with lightning. Are you sure you want me to play your son?’ Instead, what I felt was an overwhelming feeling of love and acceptance and freedom that I could never even put into words. A message from God? Maybe.”