“How to Get Away with Murder” actor Jack Falahee is finally setting the record straight on his sexuality.
Falahee, 27, posted a long message on Twitter on Monday revealing that he identifies as straight and credits the election as to why he chose to “come out.”
“I spent election night with a few of my close friends, glued to the television,” Falahee began.
“By the end of the night a friend of mine, who is gay, was sitting on the floor under a table crying.”
“While I’m not gay, on HTGAWM I play a character who’s in an interracial relationship with an HIV positive man,” Falahee continued. “In the past I’ve declined to discuss my own sexuality in an attempt to try and dismantle the closet. Opponents to my ambiguous answers to questions surrounding my sexuality argued the importance of visibility. Ultimately I think my stance has been unhelpful in the fight for equality.”
“Now more than ever, I want to offer my support to the community as an ally,” Falahee writes.
Until now, the actor has been cagey about his sexuality choosing to keep mum on the topic in an interview with Out Magazine last year.
“I don’t think answering who I’m sleeping with accomplishes anything other than quenching the thirst of curiosity,” Falahee said.
Falahee plays gay law student Connor Walsh on the hit ABC show who in the midst of covering up a murder finds himself falling for nerdy computer tech Oliver.
“How to Get Away with Murder” returns to ABC on Jan. 19.
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— Jack Falahee (@RestingPlatypus) November 15, 2016