Actor Jack Falahee on Tuesday announced
that he's not gay.
The 27-year-old Falahee plays law
student Connor Walsh on the ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder.
Walsh has had an on-again-off-again relationship with Oliver Hampton
(played by Conrad Ricamora).
In the past, Falahee has refused to
discuss his sexuality.
Falahee declared himself an ally, not a
member, of the LGBT community in a series of tweets.
“While I'm not gay, on HTGAWM I play
a character who's in an interracial relationship with an HIV positive
man,” Falahee wrote. “However, in the past I've declined to
discuss my own sexuality in an attempt to try and dismantle the
“I feel that I've sacrificed my
ability to support the community for a more theoretical discussion
about sexuality. Now more than ever, I want to offer my support to
the community as an ally.”
Falahee said that the election of
Donald Trump motivated him to speak out.
“We now have a VP who believes in
conversion therapy, that homosexuality is a choice and that marriage
equality will lead to societal collapse,” he wrote about Vice
President-elect Mike Pence. “We have a VP who doesn't believe that
my [gay] friend should have the same rights as me, and that's scary.”
Falahee vowed to support the LGBT
community and engage in “direct action more than once every 4