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Glee actor Kevin McHale has had people speculating about his sexuality for months now. Is Kevin McHale gay? We had an inkling but weren’t 100% positive. Well he just discussed his gayness for the first time ever, and it’s all because of the new Ariana Grande track. McHale wrote on Twitter, “#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @ArianaGrande.”
McHale is an actor, singer, dancer and radio personality. Formerly of the boy band NLT, he’s most well-known for his role as Artie Abrams on the Fox series Glee. From 2014 to 2016 he hosted the British panel show Virtually Famous on E4, and McHale is currently one of the four hosts of Sick of My Own Voice on Dash Radio.
A few weeks ago fans interpreted a photo shared to McHale’s almost 1 million followers on Instagram as his coming out. The photo, taken by Kevin McHale himself, was captioned with the ASL hand emoji for “I Love You,” though the identity of the person whose hand he was holding was hard to make out.
Then, a few days ago, he published a photo, captioned “#mycoachella” in which he’s cuddled up with actor Austin McKenzie. The Kevin McHale gay rumors were officially put to rest.
McKenzie is known for his role as Melchior Gabor in Deaf West Theatre’s 2015 Broadway Revival of Spring Awakening. He also recently starred in the ABC docudrama When We Rise, helmed by Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant. He portrayed the young activist Cleve Jones in the period piece, which chronicles the struggles of LGBTQ people during our civil rights movement.
A check of Kevin McHale’s Instagram shows that he’s been hanging out with McKenzie for months, though things always appeared platonic in his photos. There also weren’t any words describing his sexuality … until now.
It took the new Ariana Grande song, “No More Tears to Cry,” for the 29-year-old actor to talk about his gayness. The track, released just last night, has been called a “dance floor therapy session” and alludes to the May 2017 terrorist bombing that killed 22 people outside her Manchester show.
We’re super excited for the couple, and proud that McHale is confidently and authentically living his own truth. Especially if Ariana Grande’s music is the soundtrack.