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One Of The "Teen Wolf" Twins Just Came Out As Gay In The Most Beautiful Way

"I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger."

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The Teen Wolf star posted this image five times, detailing the story of his coming out and the challenges he faced along the way.

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"Saying three words out loud. 'I am gay.' I said them to myself at first, to see how they felt. They rang true, and I hated myself for them. I was twelve."

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"It would take me a few years before I could repeat them to anyone else, in the meantime turning the phrase over and over in my mouth until I felt comfortable and sure enough to let the words pour out again, this time to my family."

Charlie went on to explain he was lucky that his family were supportive of him.


"For me, and my family, it was a precious conversation, one where I felt that I'd begun to claim myself, my life, and what felt like the beginning of a very-adult-notion of my own authenticity."


The omission of his sexuality stemmed from Charlie "not wanting to be defined by sexuality."


"I did not want to be defined by my sexuality. Sure, I am a proud gay man, but I don't identify as a Gay man, or a GAY man, or just gay."

He ended his post by stating, for the record that he "self-identifies as gay."


"As a young man, I needed a young man in Hollywood to say that - and without being a dick about it, I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger."

And of course Charlie didn't forget about his brother Max, ending his post stating that his "twin brother is just as cool for being straight."

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If you want to read the full post, head over to his Instagram account here.