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Actor Wilson Cruz (46), best known for being in the cast of Star Trek: Discovery in the role of Hugh Culber, revealed to the podcast At Home with the Creative Coalition that he was kicked out of the house during a Christmas for saying he was gay. The information came from Queerty.

Before “coming out of the closet”, Wilson Cruz auditioned to play a gay teenager on the comedy series that in Brazil became known as “My Dog Life“, from 1995.

“I had already told my inner circle of friends, to my little brother … my parents only needed to know. They were the last” – he said – “So, I had no contact with them and I was cast for ‘My Dog’s life. “When I finally got the part, I thought it was time to tell the whole family.” – continued.

“I made a deal with the universe: the next time one of them asked me, I would tell the truth. Then my mother asked one day, I answered and she had a tantrum from a Latin Catholic mother and then ended up overcoming it” – she said.

Wilson Cruz was kicked out of his home on Christmas Eve when his father found out he is gay

“Then my father asked me on Christmas Eve, a few months after my mother already knew and dealt with the situation … we had our whole family there, and my father asked me why I didn’t bring a girl. I brought my best friend from high school, a guy. My dad asked me and I answered sincerely, and that’s when he kicked me out of the house. “

Wilson Cruz and his father did not speak for about a year, and the actor was forced to sleep in his own car for months.

“(…) [Fazia uma] combination of staying with [em suas casas] friends and doing what I had to do to survive for three months until I earned my first salaries”.


The actor’s father changed his mind when he spent an episode on television when his character on the show was thrown out of the house for being gay.

“Unbeknownst to me, my father watched that episode when it aired and, as the credits went on, he called me and said: ‘I think it’s time to talk'” – he said, adding that it was from there that both passed to have a truerrelationship.

“This was the beginning of a real relationship with my father, and it all happened through a program in which so many people still come to me and say ‘He changed my life’. I answer ‘Mine too’. That [o programa] gave me my father and my family back “.


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Jornalista formado pela PUC do Rio de Janeiro, dedicou sua vida a falar sobre cultura nerd/geek. Gay desde que se entende por gente, sempre teve desejo de trabalhar com o público LGBT+ e crê que a informação é a a melhor arma contra qualquer tipo de "fobia"