Soap hunk Greg Rikaart killed two birds with one rainbow-colored stone last Thursday — celebrating the week’s historic marriage equality victories and coming out of the closet — when he tweeted a photo of himself cuddling with his boyfriend.
“Not getting married anytime soon, but celebrating #equality tonight nonetheless,” Rikaart captioned the pic. Long an advocate for LGBT rights, the award-winning actor had never previously discussed his personal life publicly.
Rikaart has played the role of bad boy Kevin Fisher on Y&R since 2003 and won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2005. Last summer, he took fellow soaphead, Days of Our Lives’ Melissa Reeves , to task for expressing her undying love and support for Chick-fil-A.
“Part of why I stand up and am proud to be an advocate is because this is less about grownups than it is about children. This is no different than kids being bullied in a schoolyard,” Rikaart told TV Guide. “People wonder why there is an epidemic of bullying in this country. Well, it’s because kids are learning it from the grownups, from people like Melissa Reeves who is a grown-up bully. I believe in respecting everyone’s religious beliefs but those beliefs don’t belong anywhere near my rights or anyone else’s.”
We’re assuming another part had to do with the smiley guy behind him.
h/t: Gay Star News