Actor Sean Maher has said he's been
inspired by the overwhelming support he's received after coming out
The 36-year-old Maher came out gay in
September during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Maher is best known for playing Simon
Tam in the science fiction series Firefly and the follow up
movie Serenity. He played a closeted gay man on The
Playboy Club, which NBC canceled after airing only 3 episodes.
In an interview with Gay
Star News, Maher, who is raising two children with his partner
Paul, said he has been inspired by the overwhelming support he has
“I'm still hearing from people who
were inspired by my story and came out to their parents,” Maher
said. “I've also been getting some old-fashioned fan mail from
people that brought me to tears – their stories so inspire me.”
Maher earlier told gay glossy The
Advocate that his father suggested therapy for him to “cure”
“My dad slipped me the number of a
priest and said, 'This is for people like you so you can be happy
again.' I said, 'Dad, what don't you understand? I'm finally
Maher can be seen in the upcoming Joss
Whedon-directed film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.