Gay Actor Dan Amboyer Witnesses Horrible Homophobic Attack

Dan Amboyer, who played Thad Steadman on the hit TV show ‘Younger,’ witnessed a horrible homophobic attack and urges witnesses to come forward

The 31-year-old gay actor just got a reminder that we still have a long way to go to get real equality in this country.

Dan witnessed a horrible homophobic attack on the subway in New York and urges witnesses to contact the NYPD so that the low-life criminal can be arrested.

Dan writes on Twitter: “Repost please. Marissa Lesch and I just witnessed this horrible man attack two 17 year old girls on our subway car—punched them, spit on them—and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. He then ran away. Was heading uptown on the A from West 4th. Help NYPD find him.”

Dan, who celebrated his 10 years anniversary with his husband Eric P. Berger in February, publicly came out as gay after their marriage.

10 years today.

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The couple married in front of family and friends on October 7, 2017 in New York City.

“Being a young actor in the industry, I had a lot of people who strongly advised me to stay quiet,” Dan told People.

“That was hard to live with. But I’ve never played a gay role before and I didn’t want to be limited by some strange perception.”

full of peace and light. @sammy_decae

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so, we got married today. #firstdance thx @jamescalleri

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“There are some actors out there now who just keep it as an unspoken aspect of their life and never discuss it in public. But then there are men like Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto. I look up to them and see how them being so open affected other people and the country’s perception of gay people. And Nico Tortorella, who is also on Younger, has inspired me by the way he’s become such an advocate for sexual fluidity. I think the more open actors can be the less stigma there will be attached, which will be a positive thing moving forward,” he said.

Related: ‘Younger’ Actor Nico Tortorella Is a Proud Bisexual

“I want to live my life moving forward with integrity and pride,” Dan told People. “We might start a family one day and I would feel so strangely if I didn’t celebrate that with all of my family and friends and share that with the fans. This is just the beginning of a wonderful future.”

Eric said that he has accepted Dan’s choice of not coming out earlier both as “a personal decision and a business decision”, and that he has never wanted to push him to come out.

The wedding took place at New York’s Marble Collegiate Church and was attended by family and friends, among them Tony winner Patina Miller, Paloma Guzman and ‘Younger’ creator/producer Darren Star.

Related: ‘Heroes’ Actor Thomas Dekker Comes Out As Gay

married life. #DandEmakesWe @levkupermanweddings

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About Dan Amboyer

Dan Amboyer was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA on 12/28/1995.

What is he famous for?

Dan Amboyer is an actor. He is best known for best known for his starring role as Prince William of Wales in the 2011 Hallmark Channel original film William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, and for his role in The Blacklist Redemption and in Younger.

Is Dan Amboyer gay?

Dan Amboyer came out as gay in October, 2017. In an interview with People magazine, he explained that it was his recent marriage to boyfriend Eric Beric that fueled his desire to be more open.

“I want to live my life moving forward with integrity and pride,” he said. “We might start a family one day and I would feel so strangely if I didn’t celebrate that with all of my family and friends and share that with the fans. This is just the beginning of a wonderful future.”

Amboyer also said he got a lot of advice from industry insiders to stay closeted. “That was hard to live with,” he said. “But I’ve never played a gay role before and I didn’t want to be limited by some strange perception.””

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2 COMMENTS

  1. An awesome read and wonderful that he has come out saying that he is gay and being able to marry. I’m an Aussie and not long have come out myself. We’re not allowed to marry yet so I wish them both the very best and a wonderful long loving relationship and life. Well done. Love Ken

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