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Being a gay icon, Hugh Jackman reveals his love for gay-related stories

  • Hugh Jackman shared his thoughts and support for the LGBT+ rights, as well as marginalized groups, women, and minorities who have been continuously discriminated
  • Jackman said “he’s not gay” but stated “there isn’t anything shameful”
  • “I have absolutely no idea…I love telling stories. It was my absolute privilege playing Peter Allen.”

Hugh Jackman’s performance went viral as he performed, with students in the Oceania Voices, last year, their rendition of ‘This is Me’ from the film ‘The Greatest Showman’ in Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand last Wednesday, February 27.

On a press conference, Jackman was asked what more he could do to address his status as a gay icon.

After that question, according to Newshub, the performer laughed and said: “I have absolutely no idea…I love telling stories. It was my absolute privilege playing Peter Allen.”

The actor was referring to his 2003 Tony-winning performance as Peter Allen in ‘The Boys from Oz,’ a musical about a musician who was dying of HIV and reveals himself as gay after marrying Liza Minelli who was also a singer.

For being so convincing to his wife Deborra-lee Furness, Jackman told the story through his award-winning performance.

“Deb, my wife, came to see it about 40 times. She loved that show. She was in the bathroom at one point […] Deb was in the stall, and she could hear two women outside going ‘Is he or isn’t he?’ She was just listening for about two minutes, then she just yelled out, ‘He isn’t!,’” Jackman said.

Jackman shared his thoughts and support for the LGBT+ rights, as well as marginalized groups, women, and minorities who have been continuously discriminated.

“I’m all for it in every single aspect and I’m proud to be a part of any solution to [discrimination] through storytelling,” he added.

But then, over a decade’s rumors about Jackman’s sexuality have already been following the actor.

According to CBS executive Vinny Favale, in October, following allegations of workplace misconduct, reports surfaces that Jackman is “gay,” as well as describing Jackson’s marriage to Furness as “fake.”

Previously, Jackman said “he’s not gay” but stated “there isn’t anything shameful.”

In an interview last 2018, Jackman said that he is not particularly upset about it.

“Some dudes do get upset, some dudes say: ‘Don’t say I’m gay,’ [but] I am good,” Jackman said.


Hugh Jackman has previously said he’s not gay, but specified “there isn’t anything shameful” about being gay in a 2009 interview.

Written by Rhelyn Harder

An open-minded person who seeks to inspire readers through writing. She believes that having the freedom and courage to express oneself is an opportunity to influence others.

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