Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

People You Should Know

‘Pushing Daisies’, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘GOTG’ star Lee Pace owns queer identity

Lee Pace – who has appeared in “Pushing Daisies”, “The Hobbit” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” – owns his queer identity, saying that “as a member of the queer community, I understand the importance of living openly, being counted, and happily owning who I am.”

Living openly is important.

So said Lee Pace – who has appeared in TV show “Pushing Daisies”, and blockbusters “The Hobbit” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” – in a series of tweets.

Earlier, while being interviewed by W Magazine, Pace was quoted as saying that it is important to have openly gay actors in both “Angels in America” and “The Normal Heart,” given the subject matter of the plays. But when writer Brian Moylan asked whether Pace, who had never spoken about his sexuality publicly, personally identified as gay, the actor retorted that the question was “intrusive.”

“I’ve dated men. I’ve dated women. I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles,” he said. “To be honest, I don’t know what to say ― I find your question intrusive.”

Following a backlash, with his statement considered as a “reluctant coming out”, Pace took to Twitter to “own” being part of the LGBTQI community.

“As a member of the queer community, I understand the importance of living openly, being counted, and happily owning who I am. That’s how I’ve always lived my life just as it’s been important to me to portray queer characters with dignity for my entire career,” Pace stated.

 

Prior to this, Pace already faced speculation over his sexuality, but mostly kept tight-lipped about the subject of his personal life in interviews.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Like Us On Facebook

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

NEWSMAKERS

A growing number of young people are identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and many are challenging binaries in gender and sexual identity...

#KaraniwangLGBT

Meet Leigh F. Capule, a project manager at HSBC, who helped found HSBC Pride + Ally Network in GSC Philippines. "I truly believe that...

NEWSMAKERS

In a statement approved by Pope Francis, the Vatican referred to homosexuality as a "choice", suggested it is sinful and said it "cannot be...

#KaraniwangLGBT

With separated parents, #bisexual Minjun Jay Sawan from #Cotabato City didn't grow with a (traditional) family... until a #gay man adopted him. Now finishing...

Advertisement