‘Wolverine’ Actor Troye Sivan Comes Out As Gay On YouTube Vlog

By @chelean on

Australian actor Troye Sivan who is best known for playing the young titular character in the recent X-Men Origins: Wolverine has come out. The avid YouTube vlogger told his half a million subscribers that he is gay.

In the video he posted titled Coming Out, he shared how he told his family and his friends about his sexuality.

“Not a single one of them had a problem with it,” he said. “And I think that’s absolutely incredible. I’m surrounded by the most amazing, amazing people. And if anything it just brought me and my friends a lot closer, and me and my family a lot closer, because I don’t have anything to hide anymore.”

The 18-year-old actor said that he was in denial for a long time even if he knew at the back of his head that he was gay, it was something that he didn’t want to acknowledge. But all that changed with a talk with a best friend when he was 14.

“She managed to kind of pull it out of me,” Troye said of his best friend.

For months he didn’t want to talk about it, but he finally admitted the truth to her and to himself after watching coming out videos on YouTube.

During a heart-to-heart talk with his father, Troye was also able to admit his sexuality to him, though he had a feeling that his dad already knew and he was only giving him time to tell him.

“I asked him, ‘Dad, do you still love me?’ And he looked at me like I was absolutely crazy, and said, “Yes, of course I still love you.’ And that was that.”

As for his decision to come out, Troye explained, “It feels kind of weird to have to announce something like this on the Internet, but I feel like a lot of you guys are real, genuine friends of mine. And I share everything on the Internet. I share every aspect of my life on the Internet. Whether or not that’s a good thing, I don’t know.

“But this is not something that I’m ashamed of. It’s not something that anyone should be ashamed of.”

Troye, who played the young James Howlett in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and as the title character in the 2010 film Spud, began uploading weekly video blogs on YouTube in 2012. His uploads are usually just under five minutes each, with topics ranging from humorous instructional (How to Be Forever Alone) to petty info about him (I Have Herpes).

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