Out actor Charlie Carver, who came to fame on MTV’s Teen Wolf and will next be starring in Warner Bros. The Batman next summer, says he often felt unsafe as a kid and student while accepting the the GLSEN Gamechanger Award.
GLSEN works to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students.
According to Instinct magazine: The cast of the upcoming Netflix film, Boys in the Band, got together remotely on Monday to honor fellow cast member, Charlie Carver, as the recipient of this year’s GLSEN Gamechanger Award. Carver, whose previous acting credits include the ABC drama, Desperate Housewives and Teen Wolf, came out in 2016.
“Part of the reason why I decided to come out in 2016 was that I might help young people in their relationship to shame. I didn’t want spectacle. I just wanted to reveal this part of myself and a kind of way I wish I’d been able to share all those years in school as a simple wonderful fact of who I was.”
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According to CNN: In his acceptance speech posted on the organization’s website, Carver wrote: “I always knew I wanted to do something with my life that might help young people in their relationship to shame. I didn’t want spectacle. I just wanted to reveal this part of myself in a kind of way I wish I’d been able to share all those years ago in school as a simple wonderful fact of who I was.”