Advocate puts it, it's the interview you've waited 12 years
to read: Sean Hayes confirms he's gay.
But Hayes appears to disagree, saying
he was “never in.” Whomever you believe, it's there. Hayes has
publicly confirmed he's gay.
“Really? You're gonna shoot the gay
guy down? I never have had a problem saying who I am,” Hayes says
in the April cover story.
“I am who I am. I was never in, as
they say. Never,” he insists, adding that he never faked a
Hayes, who played campy Jack McFarland
on NBC's Will and Grace for eight years, though, is defiant
about the idea that he is somehow obligated to reveal his sexual
orientation: “Nobody owes anything to anybody. You are your
authentic self to whom and when you choose to be, and if you don't
know somebody, then why would you explain to them how you live your
And Hayes tells the gay glossy that he
lives his life rather plainly: “I spend time with a special
someone in my life. That's all I need … I don't do a lot. I live
my life like an 85-year-old man. I'm just quiet. It's fantastic.”
The 39-year-old actor is preparing to
make his Broadway debut staring opposite Kristen Chenowith in the
musical Promises, Promises.