Nurse Jackie Star Haaz Sleiman Comes Out As Gay In New Facebook Video

Photo: Instagram/Nurse Jackie (Composite) 

Handsome Lebanese-American actor Haaz Sleiman is perhaps best known for his role on the hit Showtime series, Nurse Jackie

And in a new video shared to social media, the 41-year-old makes a public declaration about his sexuality.

The clip, he shares, is a response to a recent that found that more LGBTQ Americans were murdered this year, than in the entirety of 2016. 

Says Sleimann

“As my response to this study, I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man.

“I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man. And I’m going to take it even further: Not only am I gay, but I’m also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I’m also a totabottom which means I like it up you know where."

He continues:

“And I say this to all the homophobes living in the United States of America and across the globe... Why not? If you ever come to me, to kill me just because I’m gay, I will destroy you.

“I might be gay and I might be a nice guy, but don’t get it twisted because I will fuck you up.”

Prior to sharing the video, it appears as though Haaz has been hinting at his sexuality for some time...

 

Rocking this t-shirt on the streets of Beirut.

A post shared by Haaz Sleiman (@haazsleiman) on

 

We're all born naked and the rest is drag. @rupaulsdragrace #ILoveMamaRU

A post shared by Haaz Sleiman (@haazsleiman) on

H/T: Unicorn Booty

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Good for you Haaz!

Ever since I first saw you in the tv mini-series "The Promise" I've been impressed by your brilliant performances on film & tv - not forgetting mesmerized by your stunning good looks!  

In addition, I'm now impressed by your integrity!

To be oneself should be the easiest thing in the world, so why is it often difficult? Your coming out message is strong and unapologetic, and it helps to make it easier for people who are struggling with their coming out process.

Respect, peace and best of luck with your career - oh yeah, by the way I'm single ;-)

/Sverre in Stockholm 

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" & THAT'S THAT,  SISTER SLEDGE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING ! "  " YOU GO BOY ,  A VERY PROUD BROTHER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA ! "

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I do think his message is a bit antagonistic. But it's refreshing to see a guy not desperately trying to be politically correct and who will truly stand up for himself and "his people". Too many of these "out" celebs and semi celebs simply use lgbt to further their careers/egos or exude so much gay-shame. Here's someone who is willing to be brazen and straight-forward (although it may have taken some times) and seems genuinely moved by the sh*t that's going on out here. And yes, he is sexy. 

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Congratulations to him! I loved that first post, and it shows that us everyone of us in the LGBT community is not to trifled with. We can be tough too! 

He's handsome, very easy on the eyes, and a great actor! He was amazing in that film "The Visitor".

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WOW, My hero...Haaz is one HOT MUSLIM STUD! 

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First - Congratulations!  I'm so glad you are living your truth now.

Second - I thought he was constantly saying that he was straight when he was on "Nurse Jackie."   If not him, then at least his publicist team.  I could have sworn there were interviews with him discussing his girlfriend. 

Third - Thank you Baby Jesus!  I've had a crush on him since "Nurse Jackie"  I'm so happy he's on our team.

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He definitely was proclaiming his straightness during his run on the series. And surely, not having much of a career post 'Jackie" made it easier for him to come out. (I don't want to accuse him of coming out just to try and re-ignite his career). 

It is quite funny how coming out as "gay" is still more emotional and overwhelming than any other "identity". 

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