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'Game of Thrones' Actor Publicly Comes Out as Gay

HodorKristian Nairn, actor in the immensely popular series ‘Game of Thrones’, has publicly come out as gay.

Nairn, who plays the lovable and enormous Hodor, revealed his sexuality in an interview with ‘Game of Thrones’ fan site ‘Winter is Coming’.

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The interviewer brought up the subject of the gay community when he told the actor he had gained quite a following in the bear community.

Nairn responded with this: “”Well, in all honesty, when you talk about ‘the gay community, you are talking about MY community, haha,” he said. “I AM aware of it yeah, and I think it’s really lovely. There’s not a day that I don’t get a few messages, but 99 percent or more are super sweet and nothing smutty at all! Again, it’s a privilege, and I really mean that.”

The actor said he had always been forthcoming about his sexual orientation but hadn’t yet had the opportunity to discuss it publicly. “I’ve never hidden my sexuality from anyone, my whole life in fact, and I’ve been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview, cos it’s not something you just blurt out. I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!

“I had an upbringing to respect other people’s privacy, and their right to be and choose what they want, and I expect, no, demand no less for myself. It’s a very small part of who I am on the whole, but nonetheless, in this day and age, it’s important to stand up and be counted. I have and always will stand my ground. So, yeah, people have been great, on the show, but I don’t see why it would be an issue.”

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