Freshly Out Colton Haynes Is Relishing In His Newfound Gayness

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Colton Haynes is glowing, ya’ll.

Last week, the 27-year-old actor spoke to EW, confirming what everyone already knew to be true: That he is not the least bit heterosexual.

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“I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet,” he explained when asked why he had waited so long to come out publicly. “But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward.”

He continued: “People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don’t realize what it’s like to act 24 hours a day. I’d go home and I was still acting. People who are so judgmental about those who are gay or different don’t realize that acting 24 hours a day is the most exhausting thing in the world.”

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Now that the cat’s officially out of the bag, Haynes seems to be flourishing. The other day, he posted a message on Instagram thanking his fans for the “unbelievable amount of support & love you’ve been sending my way.”

He concluded the post with an inspirational quote: “There once was a man who was afraid of his shadow…he met it…now he glows in the dark.”