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Interview: Sean Maher on coming out in Hollywood

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  1. “Family is just a family.” great words. Brave man. Good luck to you all.

  2. auntie babs 4 Oct 2011, 4:55pm

    Move over John Barrowman, I think you got major competition here. Is it too late to add a nomination to gay hero of the year?

  3. “I got emails and messages from a lot of studio executives and people in the casting industry,… They said it was an incredibly brave decision on my part, they’d always admired my work and this was only going to make them fight for me more.”

    In my opinion this part should have been emphasised more, due to the string of rticles by people in the industry saying they feel it better to be in the closet. the work of jane lynch john barrowman, NPH, and now this guy shows that you cn get work as an out actor/actress if your good at what you do.

    I hope his story encourages others to come out and to hopefully end the self loathing that seems to be recurring in the industry.

  4. Sweet, brave, wonderful man, and gorgeous to boot! His children and partner are very lucky and lgbt people are very lucky to have such a positive role-model in the public eye.

  5. ..and his shows just been cancelled! co-incidence?

  6. Derek Williams 11 Oct 2011, 5:24pm

    Even if you’re a bit less popular after coming out, it’s still better to be out than to live a lie and deny LGBT youth the opportunity of a good role model. Props to Sean Maher for coming out and the immense good that will come of it.

  7. I just read your story and I am so happy that you are enjoying a good life. I have been with my partner since 1974. I was 24 when we met and I will soon be 62…it’s wonderful growing older with him. I hope you get to experience that, too. It makes me feel joyful and even hopeful that two dads ( or moms ) can now raise a child together. It was not so possible forty years ago ( I felt I would have been a great dad and my partner certainly would have… ). But our world is gradually changing~ and you and your family are a part of that. Thank you for being so courageous and honest. You are making a difference all over the world together.

  8. What a lovely, inspiring story :)

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