"Will & Grace’s" Sean Hayes Comes Out……Again! And He’s Pissed That We Made Him Do It

Okay lets file this one under ‘ungrateful gay douchebag” (Yes, gay people can be douchebags also)

Sean Hayes has an  upcoming Broadway turn opposite Kristin Chenoweth in Promises, Promises, and he’s acknowledging what nobody pretended was even something worth hiding: that he’s a proud, Emmy-winning gay actor.  (C’mon did ANYONE ever think he was straight?”) But he does so with reluctance. Hayes didn’t want to declare his sexuality on the record during Will & Grace for fear of killing his career.  . And the prospect of speaking about it still perturbs him, thanks in part to an Advocate article that made him hate the gay media.

And there’s the press. To this day he feels burned by a story that ran in this magazine in anticipation of the series finale of Will & Grace. Titled “Sean Hayes: The Interview He Never Gave,” the one-page “Q&A” was a clip job of quotes he’d given to other publications through the years that made him look rather silly for pretending no one knows he’s gay. Hayes’s sexuality had become an open secret in Hollywood, but he’d refused repeated offers to be inter­viewed by the magazine, and the then-editors of The Advocate felt entitled to the real story. Understandably, that didn’t sit well with Hayes. “Really? You’re gonna shoot the gay guy down? I never have had a problem saying who I am,” he states.

So now, W&G is long gone and buried and Hayes is going to Broardway so in a grasp to stay relevant he’s “officially” come out…….TO THE ADVOCATE!

Finally, Hayes gets to his true point: “I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it. You’re welcome, Advocate.”

That sarcasm and anger cover up years of genuinely hurt feelings. “Why would you go down that path with somebody who’s done so much to contribute to the gay community?” he asks. “That was my beef about it. What more do you want me to do? Do you want me to stand on a float? And then what? It’s never enough.

“That’s the thing about celebrity: It sets you up to fail because the expectation is so high of what’s needed, what’s wanted from you that the second you don’t [meet it], you disappoint people.”

What a dick!

Okay lets argue this.  Sean what exactly have you done for the gay community?  You were pretty open about your sexuality after “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” and then tried to sneak back into the closet after W&G took off.  (Although being gay never bothered you when you were hanging out at the “Revolver” in West Hollywood.) Also you made your career and became rich by playing the worst stereotype of a fluffy poof on television and sneaking back into the closet and going to an occasional AIDS Fundraiser is not a “monumental” contribution to the gay movement.

Your entire attitude Sean smacks of  grred and self-loathing and now that you have no career to lose or jeopardize, you comes out, and reluctantly at that. and can’t, or won’t see how your actions only reinforced the sense of shame and guilt about being gay.

As for being in a float on a parade I think you have no worries about that now.  personally, the only place I’d like to see you is under the float.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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