The star of Netflix’s Locke and Key, who came out two years ago, was perplexed but reposted it.
Jessup wrote on the new post: (Um, Instagram removed my *Pride* post? So I’m trying again.)
Hey friends, happy pride! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 How are you?? It’s been almost two years since I came out to you all on here. I’ve been thinking about that lately, and about pride. I started writing something and it got a bit long but I wanted to share. Swipe through to read if you’re interested…💚
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Jessup told Attitude Magazine, in a cover story last year: “It was something I’d been thinking about more and more, and the reasons that I wasn’t saying anything felt thinner to me every day”, Connor says of his decision to come out in a heartfelt post on Instagram in June 2019, shared to coincide with US Pride month.
“The excuses that I’d been giving myself for years were dissolving, and I couldn’t think of any reason not to.”
Confirming that he’s been dating Heizer – who plays 13 Reasons Why’s Alex Standall – for “about 18 months”, Connor says the relationship is “nothing like” any he’s ever been in before, and credits it with giving him the courage to come out publicly.
Locke and Key will return for season 3 in October on Netflix.