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Teen Wolf Actor Charlie Carver Comes Out As Gay On Instagram

Charlie Carver Comes Out As Gay Instagram
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Jan. 12 2016, Updated 2:25 p.m. ET

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Charlie Carver is starting the New Year off in the truest way possible! The Teen Wolf star announced that he is gay in a heartwarming post on his Instagram account.

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The actor uploaded a photo with a powerful message to help start off his announcement. “Be who you needed when you were younger,” the photo reads.

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The 27-year old wrote, “I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade. Over time, this abstract ‘knowing’ grew and articulated itself through a painful gestation marked by feelings of despair and alienation, ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: ‘I am gay.’”

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Even though he already came out to his family members and friends, he admitted that because of Hollywood, his “relationship” with his “sexuality soon became more complicated.”

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“So now, let the record show this — I self-identify as gay. And does that really matter anymore? As a young man, I needed a young man in Hollywood to say that,” he wrote.

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Charlie is best known for his role on Teen Wolf and recently, The Leftovers on HBO.

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He has a twin brother, Max Carver, who is also an actor.

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He ended his powerful and moving message with, “I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger.”

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