Actor Luke MacFarlane came out in an interview with The [Toronto] Globe and Mail today. The native of Canada, though "terrified" about the future of his career, said to the paper, "I don't know what will happen professionally, but I guess I can't really be concerned about what will happen, because it's my truth."
MacFarlane is best known for his role as Scotty Wandell, the love interest of Kevin Walker (played by Matthew Rhys) on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters (Note: A future plot spoiler is below). The actor went on to say, "There is this desire in L.A. to wonder who you are, and what's been blaring for me for the last three years is how can I be most authentic to myself -- so this is the first time I am speaking about it in this way."
He told the paper: "From a standing-outside perspective, and also as someone who is gay, I think that it's a very exciting time. How exciting that we're saying 'This can be part of the cultural fabric, now,' because it is two series regulars, two people that you invite into your home and you see every week. It's telling of the beginning of more waves, and I'm very proud of that." He does, however, note that a certain irony still exists: While a show featuring a same-sex marriage may be an important step toward building tolerance, it's still an attention-grabber in today's television world.
The interview took place during the shooting of the season finale of Brothers & Sisters, in which (here's the spoiler alert) Scotty and Kevin get married. (The Advocate)