Openly gay actor John Barrowman has urged fellow gay celebrities to come out.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Barrowman said: “The thing I say to people, if they’re reading this, is, think of how many young lives you will save and change if you, as a prominent person in your field - whether it be sports, in television and business - if you come out and be your true self and show that you can be successful and can live your life and not worry about stereotype. You are going to help maybe that one kid who is struggling and possibly on the verge of doing something drastic in their life because they feel they are shut down and can’t be who they are.
“That’s the thing I look at when I’m speaking on my soapbox or playing a character who is gay or bisexual; help that one person to be their own self.
“The person who does it is going to make history.”
Barrowman brings his Fabulous tour to Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on Sunday 30 June.
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