It's unfortunately not uncommon for those involved in the Hollywood game to keep their personal lives and sexualities a secret. However, Dan Amboyer, from TV Land's Younger, came out as gay on Saturday while tying the knot with his longterm boyfriend Eric Berger. Despite being "strongly advised" to keep all mention of his sexuality a secret, Amboyer had other plans in mind for his happiness.
"Being a young actor in the industry, I had a lot of people who strongly advised me to stay quiet," Amboyer told People Magazine.
"It was a hard decision to figure out how to approach it in a public way."
Amboyer also said that he greatly admired some notable peers in the industry who, like himself, came out despite the harsh critique from their professional councils:
"There are some actors out there now who just keep it as an unspoken aspect of their life and never discuss it in public. But then there are men like Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto. I look up to them and see how them being so open affected other people and the country’s perception of gay people. And Nico Tortorella, who is also on Younger, has inspired me by the way he’s become such an advocate for sexual fluidity. I think the more open actors can be the less stigma there will be attached, which will be a positive thing moving forward."