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Tuesday, April 4, 2017


In an emotional YouTube video (below), he said a chance meeting with a girl at a homeless youth centre he was volunteering at had changed his mind about hiding his sexuality.

The actor, who has also starred in Vampire Diaries, Homeland and Sex and the City, said the girl had thanked him profusely for helping the LGBT community.

After he had questioned why she was thanking him, she said: “Because you’re straight.”

“I’m not straight,” the actor, who plays Daniel in the show, had responded, and the girl’s answer floored him.
        “Why have you never said that publicly before? You could help change our lives.”
“It hit me like a gut-punch,” Newman said. “It felt like someone knocked the wind out from me.

“And I realised how important it is in this day and age to be visible – to let people who know you are.”

He added that there was no excuse to hide your sexuality when, as the girl pointed out, revealing it could help so many people.

In the video posted later in this article, he said: “When you’re accomplishing incredible things and you’re hiding who you are, you are hurting hundreds of millions of people.”

The Emmy Award-winning show, which is now in its seventh season, has featured six LGBT characters throughout its run.

Fans of the zombie drama – which routinely features graphic violence and gore – last year were up in arms after the show included a gay kiss.

See Daniel’s coming out video here: 


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