He’s Gay: Victor Garber
A couple of years back, Village Voice columnist Michael Musto wrote a cover story for Out about “the glass closet.” Not sure if he coined the term, but it was one he used for celebrities who are known to be bisexual, gay or lesbian but will not confirm it for the hungry masses. The cover featured models holding masks of Jodie Foster and Anderson Cooper in front of them, and Musto cited them as prime examples of two famous people who were gay in plain sight but remained ambiguous about it – whether out of a need for privacy or a concern for career. That cover has become ironic, because Anderson’s out now and Ms. Foster (pretty much?) is as of Sunday night. Jodie’s speech has polarized the people who care. Some people found it very inspiring (I leaned that way, and not just because she semi-came out in it), others thought it was a self-serving mess from a millionaire actress whining about her need for privacy and who came out only when it was safe and she was already ensconced in Hollywood royalty.
Anyway, the point is that some “glass closet” people eventually confirm their sexuality pretty much off-the-cuff. Somehow, it’s a little less flashy which almost makes it more dignified than some big public speech or magazine cover. Victor Garber is an established actor, who’s one of those multi-talents from Broadway, film, and television. He’s also one of those actors who everyone knows is gay but it’s all about the work so it’s a non-issue. He was recently doing a press junket for his new television show and blogger Greg Hernandez got bold and asked him about it.
I just decided to ask him: “Wikipedia lists Rainer Andreesen as your partner. I wondered if that’s something that’s public, that you’ve confirmed.”
He seemed surprised by the question but said: “I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows.”
Garber then added: “He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards.”
That was nice and casual. Admittedly, the real reason I’m posting about Vic is that I want him SSSOOOOO bad. Mature men aren’t even my thing, but I’ve wanted to get at his cock since he was Sydney Bristow’s dad on Alias. The steely hair, the patrician face, the gorgeous smile. I want him to be MY dad, if you’re feeling me. Nice to know that he’s definitely into the D today. Let’s celebrate by you getting naked, Vic. Oh wait, he’s involved. And his bf is hot. THRUPLE!
– J. Harvey