Haaz Sleiman said he was gay in a response to a report of hate-based homicides. He also criticized The Advocate for once asking about his sexual orientation.
Haaz Sleiman has come out as gay — and also as a “total bottom” — in response to bigotry.
The Nurse Jackie star, 41, revealed his sexual orientation Tuesday on Facebook, in a strongly worded video message to those who would commit violence against LGBT people.
“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 total bottom which means I like it up you know where,” he said.
Sleiman posted the video in response to a report that the number of people killed for being LGBT in 2017 has already exceeded the count from 2016. This year, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has counted 33 hate-based homicides of LGBT people.
The Lebanese-American actor, who also had roles in The Visitor and Those People, had words for those who would harm members of the LGBT community.
“I say this to all the homophobes living in the United States of America and across the globe: 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,” he said.
Read more at: The Advocate Magazine.