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Sean Hayes Says He Owes The Gay Community An Apology For Not Coming Out Sooner

Theater Review Promises PromisesI was so young. It made me go back in the closet [with the media] because I was so overwhelmed at 26 or 27. I didn’t want the responsibility, I didn’t know how to handle the responsibility of speaking for the gay community. I always felt like I owed them a huge apology for coming out too late. Some people in the gay community were very upset with me for not coming out on their terms. They don’t stop to think about what’s going on in somebody’s personal life, and the struggles that they’re having. It was all very scary. We got death threats. It was a really rough time for me, but I was also having the time of my life.”

 

Actor Sean Hayes, who came out in 2010, explaining to Los Angeles Times why he didn’t do it years earlier while under pressure from the gay community during the Will & Grace heyday