Luke McFarlane from Brothers & Sisters has officially come out after much speculation. He chose an interview with Canadas Globe & Mail to end the speculation.

“Though no secret to his family and close friends, Macfarlane has, until now, been guarded about his personal life as a gay man. Over lunch in Los Angeles, where he lives, he initially insists that he has no concerns about his public revelation – but a few seconds later he is shifting nervously in his chair, and concedes that he is ‘terrified.’ … ‘I don’t know what will happen professionally … that is the fear, but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen, because it’s my truth.”

I’m genuinely pleased that more and more actors are coming out and I hope that it shows a growing acceptance and understanding by the wider community. Now we just need to wait and see if these actors are given straight roles or typecast as the gay friend.