My Year Since Coming Out

November 19, 2014 3:09 AM

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A year ago I was sitting at home in Australia, debating whether I should post my coming-out video. I had recorded the video in September and had let it collect dust on my desktop for almost two months. I was anxious about what would happen if I revealed this part of myself to the rest of the world. The tape was a reaction to one of the scariest moments of my career.

I had just wrapped on my new movie Drown, in which I play the lead (straight) character in a story about a homophobic attack in Australia, and had been booked to phone in to a radio show to chat about the experience of making the film. The interview started off really well. It was an easy, fun, not-...

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