The most important political step that any gay man or lesbian can take is to come out of the closet. It`s been proven that it is easier to hate us and to fear us if you can`t see us.
I chose to stop acting because I wanted to direct and I had to show people that I was serious. I`d like to get back in front of the camera eventually, but only if I can play something a little bit different.
The outing really was quite a freeing experience. I know that sounds sort of clichéd, but it really was very liberating. That one thing, that one big secret is out. For a lot of people, it was just a confirmation of what they thought about me. I mean, I look like the girl next door, but I was always kind of off-center.