The Oscar-nominated actor came out as "not totally straight" in a September interview with Vulture while promoting his latest project, the conversion therapy film Boy Erased.
"In the early stages of my life, some of the people I was most infatuated with were my closest male friends," he said. That was the case through high school, and I think I was always aware that while for the most part I was attracted to women, I existed on a spectrum."
Hedges went on to recall his sixth-grade teacher discussing the broad range of sexuality. "I felt ashamed that I wasn’t 100 percent, because it was clear that one side of sexuality presents issues, and the other doesn’t as much. I recognize myself as existing on that spectrum: Not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual."