British-born but current American-resident model Zander Hodgson came out as gay recently.
The model posted a Youtube video with the title, “Zander’s IMPORTANT MESSAGE” with a description that simply says, “Hi guy, Hope you enjoy. This one kinda explains itself. Comment, Let me know what you think :) Love Zander.”
In the video itself, Zander hangs out in his LA home and explains that this video is about him coming out, which is something he’s been wanting to do for some time now.
“I brought you guys here to talk about something really important to me,’ he says at the beginning of the clip, shot in his adopted home of Los Angeles.”
“It’s been something that I’ve wanted to share with everyone for a while now. But it’s been one thing after the other that has got in the way of me being able to speak up about it.”
That thing getting in his way of coming out before was the fact that he’s in Los Angeles with the goal of making it as an actor.
Hodgson says that its hard for gay actors his age to make it in the business because Hollywood is “not very welcoming to gay actors,” so he’s been struggling to come out.
“I don’t think there are many opportunities out there for gay men to play straight roles.”
That said, he felt this issue was too important for him not to come out and share his story.
On top of that, Zander shares that he was also confused about coming out because his family has a strong religious background and comes from a small town. Luckily though, he also shared that so far his family has been open and welcoming to him after he came out to them.
Good luck Zander Hodgson with your blossoming career and personal life. As said in the video below, “Everyone is entitled to live their full life and to live truthfully to themselves and be loved.”