With Magic Mike out on the US this Friday (don’t worry, us Brits only have to wait until July 11th, and you can read our review of Magic Mike here), actor Matt Bomer is busy promoting his sexy role in the movie.
While chatting to EOnline! he touched on his coming out earlier this year, or rather the public acknowledgment of his sexuality – as he was essentially out anyway. “I never really endeavored to hide anything. But there were times I chose not to relegate my history to the back page of a magazine, which to me is sort of akin to putting your biography on a bathroom wall.”
Since he mentioned his partner and kids publicly at an awards ceremony, there have been plenty of positives though.”I had somebody from the military approach me a few weeks ago,” he says, “Just saying how this helps people, affects people. It brought me to tears.”
He adds, “What we really have to do is stop the adjective before the job title – whether it’s ‘black actor,’ a ‘gay actor’ or ‘anything actor. Everybody thinks that equality comes from identifying people, and that’s not where equality comes from. Equality comes from treating everybody the same regardless of who they are. I hope the media and the press catches on to that because it’s time to move out of 1992.”