My Gay Dad Helped Me Come Out, Says Charlie Carver
In an interview with Attitude Magazine, out actor Charlie Carver revealed for the first time that his late father was also gay. The Teen Wolf Star was 12 when his father came out. Watching his dad's journey towards self-acceptance, he says, helped him come out as well---which he did just last year in a series of moving Instagram posts.
“I think he taught me, in the way that he lived his life, that your sexuality doesn’t define you," he told Attitude Magazine. "It’s an important part of who you are, but he had such a rich life. "
Carver went on to say that in the process of coming out himself, he had to deal with his own "internalized shame" with regards to his sexuality. "It kind of propelled me into being louder and brasher and more experimental. And I think that hurt his feelings sometimes, but I think he was also grateful.”
And in other "Teen Wolf" news...fellow out actor Colton Hayes has been teasing fans on Instagram for weeks about his status as a dad-to-be. If the rumors are true, we're convinced he's going to make a great dad. Here are five reasons why!