Why Fans Are Saying “Glee” Actor Kevin McHale Just Came Out

This is too adorable.

Followers of Kevin McHale are saying the Glee actor just came out on Instagram. On Monday, the 29-year-old-actor posted an image of a pair of enmeshed hands with an emoji representing the the ASL gesture for “I love you.”

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McHale didn’t tag anyone in the photo, but celeb-watchers are saying the other hand belongs to Austin McKenzie, best known for his portrayal of Melchior Gabor in Deaf West’s Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. (McKenzie also appeared in the film version of Speech & Debate.)

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The two actors have been spotted spending time together and frequently appear each other’s social media. The both appeared in When We Rise, Dustin Lance Black’s miniseries about gay rights.

Last month, a follower called McHale a “miserable closet queen,” prompting the actor to reply, “I’m not miserable.”

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