Here are the Queer As Folk actors/actresses who are gay:
Robert Gant (Ben)
"In August 2002, Gant decided to come out publicly. Pre?Queer as Folk,
Gant had been cast as the (heterosexual) love interest or husband or
young dad on shows like Caroline in the City and Veronica?s Closet.
Some of Gant?s business representatives urged him not to reveal his
sexual orientation, for the sake of his career. Peter Paige, who plays
Emmett on the show, remembers, ?I was sad and frustrated for Bobby. I
could see it on his face, how much he wanted to be clean, clear, and
out in the open.?"
Randy Harrison (Justin)
"Since this is the gay issue, and Randy Harrison is one of the stars
of the gayest show on TV, Showtime's Queer As Folk, we might as well
get the gay question out of the way.Which, actually, is exactly what
Randy Harrison has done. "I told my close friends and my parents when
I was 16," he says. And then he did something else: Unlike most gay
actors, he never bothered to go back into the closet."
Peter Paige (Emmett)
"The openly gay Peter Paige brings a refreshing depth to "Queer as
Folk's" most stereotypically "gay" character, Emmett, but says he's
nothing like him in real life."
Those who are not gay:
Michelle Clunie (Melanie)
"Honestly, it has been a very interesting experience for me, because
I'm not Jewish and I'm not a lesbian."
Gale Harold (Brian)--
""I'm straight. I'm begrudgingly revealing it. I guess it's just that
I was thinking which publication I should reveal this to," he finally
admits, as if being straight is a crime."
Scott Lowell (Ted)
"As a straight person dealing with issues of the gay world, Lowell
sees himself as a liaison between both communities. ?Art is supposed
to better society somehow, and I believe ?Queer as Folk? accomplishes
Hal Sparks (Michael)
"Rex Wockner chatted with [Sparks] about sex, politics, religion and
having to kiss boys all the time when you're straight."
Sharon Gless (Debbie)
""Even as a young girl, I noticed that women liked me better than the
boys did," she says. "I've always been very comfortable with that
relationship. I love my lesbian following.
"I believe you. You make me feel good. I don't have to do anything to
get you to accept me, it's unconditional. When people have asked me in
the past if I'm gay, I've said, 'I'm not gay, but I am festive.'""
Those Who May Be Bisexual:
Thea Gill (Lindsay)
"Thea Gill is married to theatre director Brian Richmond. When asked
about playing a lesbian Gill said, "Personally, I don't see it as very
much of a stretch for me. I really don't! A lot of people interpret
this as bisexuality, and it could be."
How does Thea Gill Feel about playing a lesbian?: Thea Gill said in
Curve magazine, "On a human and an emotional level, I find that the
line is very thin between gay and straight and bisexual. To me it's
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