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'Nurse Jackie' Star Comes Out As Gay In Heartfelt Video On Twitter

Nurse Jackie actor Haaz Sleiman talked about his sexuality in a video he posted on social media this week. Sleiman made the video to protest violence against the LGBTQ community.

The Lebanese actor came out, saying:

Not only am I gay, but I'm also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I'm also a total bottom, which means I like it up you know where. 

Watch the video below:  

The internet was supportive of his coming out tweet: 

The actor had been hinting about the announcement: 

Rocking this t-shirt on the streets of Beirut. 😱🌈πŸ’ͺ🏽

A post shared by Haaz Sleiman (@haazsleiman) on

On Facebook, Sleiman posted a screen grab of a 2009 interview with the Advocate, in which he said he was straight and had a girlfriend in New York. He talked about his time on Nurse Jackie and how playing his character had brought up questions about his sexuality. 

I was so shocked. I froze. My body started shaking. And then I lied and said I was straight. Shame on gay people who are not kind to other gay people.

The advocate wanted to interview me. I told Showtime only on one condition, no personal questions. The advocate agreed....

Posted by Haaz Sleiman on Friday, August 25, 2017

Even though Sleiman had a hard time opening up, it's encouraging to see him living his life authentically.

H/T: Huffington Post, Twitter