Troye Sivan, the 18-year-old Australian actor who played young James in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and who has amassed more than 500,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel by posting weekly videos, has come out as gay.
Earlier this week, Sivan marked the three-year anniversary of coming out to his family by announcing it to his fans and YouTube audience.
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“This is probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my entire life, but I’m going to deal with it,” he began. “On August 7, 2010, I told my family that I am gay. And on August 7, 2013, I want you guys to know that I’m gay.”
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“It feels kind of weird to have to announce something like this on the internet but I feel like a lot of you guys are real, genuine friends of mine,” Sivan explained. “And I share every aspect of my life with the internet and this is not something I’m ashamed of, it’s not something anyone should be ashamed of.”