How Wilson Cruz's Coming Out Story Mirrored His My So-Called Life Character's — and His Advice for Gay Youth

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Wednesday marks National Coming Out Day, and actor and LGBTQ activist Wilson Cruz — who was the first openly gay teen to star as an openly gay teen in the cult show, My So Called Life — is opening up about his own experience.

He’s also sharing hi personal advice for those who are thinking of coming out today.

“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, it was hard,” says Wilson, now 43 and starring on Star Trek: Discovery.


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