Actor Garrett Clayton, whom you know from Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and his role portraying real life gay porn star Brent Corrigan in King Cobra, announced he’s gay.
According to the young Garrett Clayton, he was prompted to come out as gay while working on his upcoming film ‘Reach’ where he plays the role of a teen considering suicide.
Garrett Clayton posted his decision as to why he has come out gay on his Twitter feed:
“With the release of my new movie REACH coming up, I thought it was important to explain why I took on this project in the first place.
REACH deals with some very serious and timely topics that have affected me personally, and have likely influenced many of your lives as well. (I also prefer to share things that are particularly important for me here on my IG) instead of in some random magazine or online article – because you are the ones that have been rooting for me and following me on my professional and personal journey in life.
Clayton continued…”When I read the script for REACH, I immediately knew it was a film I had to be a part of. I have personally dealt with suicide within my own family, intense bullying in high school, and – on top of it all – myself and the man I’ve been in a relationship with for a long time (@hrhblakeknight) have both experienced shootings within our hometown school systems, and have witnessed the heartache that takes place in affected communities after such tragic events.
These topics – not always easy to discuss- are all close to my heart, and, knowing how serious they are, I wanted to share this with you all. This film has come from the perspectives of people who care deeply about these issues, and if watching it helps even one person… then it was all worth it. ♥️”
— Garrett Clayton (@garrettclayton1) August 20, 2018
Congratulations to Garrett Clayton for coming out as gay and for feeling free to be himself without the ridicule of insecure people.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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