Glee’s Kevin McHale acknowledges his sexuality publicly for the first time

American actor Kevin McHale has mentioned his sexuality for the first time on social media.

The star – who’s best known for his role as Artie in Glee – has been keeping fans guessing in recent weeks as he posted pictures with his rumoured boyfriend Austin McKenzie on Instagram.

But it was a new single release by Ariana Grande which encouraged Kevin to go public with his sexuality.

“#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @ArianaGrande,” Kevin tweeted.

He later added: “I’d like to request a remix with @JanetJackson. ty for ur time. @ArianaGrande.”

Preach Kevin, preach!

Kevin all but confirmed his relationship with Austin back in March, with a black and white picture of two male hands together.

Underneath the picture, he included an emoji which represents the American Sign Language hand gesture for “I love you”.

#mycoachella

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Fans seem to think that the other hand belonged to Austin, who starred as Melchior Gabor in Deaf West’s Broadway revival of Spring Awakening.

“You be you and love you. Love who you love. You are loved either way,” one fan commented on that pictures, while another added: “I’m so happy for you Kevin. You have so much love and support behind you. I’m so proud of you that you felt you could share this with the world.”

The 29-year-old actor recently starred as Bobbi Campbell in the Dustin Lance Black-penned miniseries When We Rise, based on the gay rights movement in the 20th Century.

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