Now playing two gay fashion mavens, actor Michael Urie set aside time to sit down with The Advocate to set the record straight about his own life. When asked what letter in LGBTQ he identifies himself, Urie says Q, for queer.
Urie chatted with journalist Jason Lamphier about his roles in Ugly Betty and The Temperamentals as well as how he self-identifies. Here are a few sample quotes from Michael:
“I’ve never been in. I’ve never said I was straight, and I’m not saying I’m gay now. I never lie, and I’ve never shied away from the topic. I’ve certainly chosen through my work to do things that promote the rights of LGBTQ people. I am not a hypocrite—certainly not now.”
“I’ve been in a relationship for a while now, and if you just met the two of us together we’d be ‘gay.’ But that somehow means anything that happened before [we met] didn’t count—and I don’t feel that way. I know that some people feel that way. They were with women, but it always felt wrong. But it didn’t for me. It felt right at the time. It didn’t work out, but it also didn’t work out with other men—many times. That’s why ‘gay’ never seemed right.”
Read the full article at Advocate.com.