Desperate Housewives and Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver has come out as gay in a thoughtful series of Instagram posts.
He writes that he was inspired by the message, Be who you needed when you were younger.
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. In my silence, I’ve helped decide for ... 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. And does that really matter anymore? As a young man, I needed a young man in Hollywood to say that- and without being a dick about it, I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger.
Keep reading for his touching expression of self ...