Jim Parsons reveals his struggle with growing up gay: 'The sight of pride parades frightened me'

Mail Online | 5/19/2020 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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Jim Parsons recently wrapped The Big Bang Theory after playing Sheldon Cooper for 12 years.

But the actor is't resting on his laurels as he has a slew of projects scheduled including a Netflix adaptation of the drama The Boys in the Band.

Youth - Fear - Gay - Houston - Interview

And the 48-year-old opened up about his youth and the fear of being discovered as gay while growing up in Houston in an interview with Variety on Wednesday.

'The sight of pride parades frightened me, because I knew that there were plenty of people around me — whether they were in my life or I just was aware of them — that derided this show of pride,' he explained.

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Even later in his adulthood when he moved to New York, Parsons tried to ignore that part of his life by bypassing gay-friendly neighborhoods.

'My only feelings were, I’m going to avoid that area of town because I don’t like crowds.'

Parsons - Closet - Family - Now-husband - Todd

Eventually, Parsons came out of the closet to his family after meeting his now-husband, Todd Spiewak.

'No offense to the lovely men I dated before Todd, but somewhere deep inside, I immediately...
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