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Joshua Bassett who starred in High School Musical as Ricky Bowen opened up about his sexuality. He is happy to be a part of the LGBTQ community. The American actor/singer has been in the industry for over seven years now. His famous role was in High School Musical in which he played Ricky Bowen. The famous celebrity recently opened up about his sexuality. As we know that the LGBTQ community is a minority right now and people who come out often struggle with issues from their families or fans. It is hard for people to come out publicly especially when you’re a public figure and fans look up to you.
Joshua Bassett opened up about his sexuality
Back in May, Bassett shared a video of him singing on his social media and he wrote in the caption:
My entire life people have told me about my sexuality. People have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance. Toxicity, hatred, and negativity say less about the subject but say far more about those who spew it
The star further added:
It’s 2021. We are the generation of love & growth, it’s time we start acting like it. Whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, I love you all the same. Love who you love shamelessly. It’s ok to still be figuring out who you are. Life’s too short to let ignorance and hatred win. I choose love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Fans showed immense support to the celebrity as it’s hard coming out to the whole public. After Joshua Bassett opened up about his sexuality publicly he did an interview with GQ. The actor and songwriter talked about the video that he posted on his Instagram. In the video, Joshua came out to his fans and discussed his sexuality. In the interview, he talked about his video and said:
People have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I was not joking. I stood behind every word that I said. Even if there are consequences. I would much rather deal with consequences and live my truth than live in fear
Joshua talked about his sexuality in an interview
He talked more about his sexuality in the interview with GQ and said that he is at peace with his sexuality. He also said that he remembers how people would give unsolicited remarks on his sexuality while he was growing up. The songwriter said:
People would tell me that I’m straight or I can’t be gay because XYZ thing … [I dealt with] people not believing me either way if I talked about my sexuality in any way.
Joshua Bassett said that he is just happy to be a part of the LGBTQ community. He finished the interview by saying a beautiful thing:
Don’t let anyone tell you love isn’t love. They’re the ones who probably need it the most
We are proud of Joshua for owning up to his sexuality publicly. It will also give his fans a lot more courage who are currently struggling with their sexuality.