Why are we so hard on our celebrities? LGBTQ+ celebrities have never had it easy, between hate-flaming from extremists, being pegged into paper-thin caricatures of roles, denied work left right and center, and limited in their careers to being “one of the gay ones”. There’s no denying that it isn’t all that fun.
And admittedly, Sean Hayes, of Will & Grace fame, has come under a fair amount of fire for that from the LGBTQ+ community, for not being open enough, for not being supportive enough. In his first and clearly dreaded interview with The Advocate, explains his own frustration and anger with the monumental expectations heaped upon him:
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.” Continue reading →