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"Mean Girls" Actor Daniel Franzese Comes Out As Gay: WATCHNewNowNext

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Ten years after playing the iconic role of Lindsay Lohan’s GBF in the classic teen comedy Mean Girls, actor Daniel Franzese has come out of the closet publicly as a gay man.

In a touching letter penned to hisMean Girls character posted onIndieWire, Franzese discusses his unwillingness to announce his sexuality for the larger part of his career:

I was twenty-six; you were sixteen.  You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor. You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. I might’ve been easier to be gay growing up…

More and more people are coming up and talking to me about it again, and especially adult gay males, some in tears … The reason I wanted to do it was that I didn’t see a young, gay, chubby representation of myself. … That meant a lot to a lot of people.

Of course, Franzese concludes the letter with his signature catchphrase:

We go Glen Coco.

Congrats, Daniel!  We look forward to hearing more from you in the future!

Meanwhile, over at Dish Nation, Franzese discusses the “duh moment” of his coming out.