Fans Think Glee‘s Kevin McHale Subtly Came Out on Instagram
Today is the day for LGBTQ+ visibility, it seems! In addition to Harry Styles penning a song that fans are now calling a bisexual anthem, Glee alum Kevin McHale posted a mysterious picture on Instagram that people think might’ve been his way to come out as queer.
The 29-year-old actor played a LGBTQ+ activist on When We Rise last year, but has never specifically defined his own sexuality. A few days ago, however, he uploaded a photo of what looks to be him holding another man’s hand and captioned it with the American Sign Language (ASL) symbol for ‘I love you.’
He didn’t offer up any more details, tag the mystery person, or give any explanation for the shot. Some people think the hand belongs to When We Rise co-star Austin McKenzie, an actor who performed in the Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening and has a degree in ASL.
I just wanted to point out Kevin McHale (from Glee) basically came out today and have yet to hear anything about it.
— Christian Scholer (@vidalporter) March 13, 2018
daylight savings time is the worst because kevin mchale maybe sorta came out like 24 hours ago and only now am i seeing it
— squid emoji (@Squid7000) March 13, 2018
Kevin McHale is gay????? whuttttttt
— junoks (@junnooks) March 14, 2018
— Love, Remington (@Remula21) March 14, 2018
LET KEVIN MCHALE CASUALLY COME OUT 2K18
— bee (@caaronphilstoph) March 13, 2018
Kevin also allegedly liked a fan’s tweet that said he’s “the only gay we stan now,” which she took as his way of coming out.
— harriet (@dragqueenblaine) March 12, 2018
Kev was previously linked to Glee co-stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Amber Riley.