Teen Wolf actor Charlie Carver comes out as gay in awesome Instagram posts

'Be who you needed when you were younger'

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Teen Wolf and Desperate Housewives actor Charlie Carver came out as gay in a series of awesome Instagram posts yesterday, so that's pretty great. 

Charlie - who also now stars in The Leftovers with his twin brother Max - opened up about his decision to talk publicly about his sexuality, after years of keeping his private life separate from his professional one. 

"I feared I would be limiting myself to a type, to a perception with limits that I was not professionally comfortable with," he said. 

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"And I created in my imagination an industry that was just as rigid in this belief as well. After having the privilege of playing a range of characters, gay, straight and otherwise, I realize this is not the case."

Charlie went on to reveal that he knew he was gay from the age of 12, and that he grew up "in a family where [his] orientation was celebrated." 

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Sharing the same pic with the series of posts, he reiterated the message it conveys, ending with: "I now believe that by omitting this part of myself from the record, I am complicit in perpetuating the suffering, fear, and shame cast upon so many in the world." 

"So now, let the record show this -- I self-identify as gay ... I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger."

Charlie's twin Max tweeted his support shortly after the posts went up, and retweeted a message which read: "ur brother is such an inspiration :) i'm so fucking proud of him".

Us too. How about you lot? 

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