Openly gay actor Thom Bierdz says he's
ready to fall in love.
Bierdz plays Phillip Chancellor III, a
closeted gay man who faked his own death to live his life openly
elsewhere, on CBS' long-running daytime soap opera The Young and
the Restless. The character returned in August after coming out
gay to his son, Phillip Chancellor IV, the year before.
an interview with gay glossy Frontiers in LA, Bierdz said
he believed gay daytime actors are afraid to come out.
“I am only guessing that they are
afraid of losing their acting careers,” Bierdz said. “When I
began acting I was told by my reps to 'stay in the closet' as it
could hurt my career. So I did, and the pain of that secret kept me
from enjoying the very success I was beginning to have.”
Bierdz added that he's ready to fall in
“I operate my Facebook Thom Bierdz
page and respond to every message whether it's business-related or
personal. I am ready to date and fall in love, so Facebook me!”