Newswire: Heroes actor comes out after Bryan Fuller outs him

At this year’s Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Bryan Fuller accepted an Achievement Award for his visionary work on shows like Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and, more recently, American Gods. During his speech, Fuller touched on queer representation on the small screen, and how it’s changed in the course of his career. Where his current TV show recently featured one of the most beautiful and erotic depictions of a gay love scene, Fuller reminded his audience of all the “het-washing,” i.e., when a homosexual character is written to be heterosexual, he’s seen. The writer-producer alluded to a Heroes season-one cast member who threatened to walk from the show if his character were revealed to be gay. Fuller said that despite the fact the actor was gay, he didn’t want to play a gay character.

Fuller, who wrote for and produced Heroes, didn’t mention the …

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