Canadian actor Luke MacFarlane, who plays the character of Scotty on Brothers and Sisters, has come out in an interview with the Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail.

Explaining his decision after years of speculation in the press regarding his sexuality he said:

“I don’t know what will happen professionally … that is the fear, but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen, because it’s my truth.

“There is this desire in L.A. to wonder who you are and what’s been blaring for me for the last three years is how can I be most authentic to myself – so this is the first time I am speaking about it in this way.”

The actor has been linked in the press with Prison Break star Wentworth Miller.

Despite an increasing number of Hollywood actors deciding to come out, most decide to keep secret about their sexuality fearing that it would ruin their career.

The actor, who already had a large gay following, hopes that his actions will allow others to feel more comfortable about their sexuality.