Aussie actor Hugh Sheridan, best known for their role in Packed to the Rafters and Back to the Rafters, has come out as non-binary, eight months after previously confessing they are attracted to both men and women.
Sheridan announced the news in the caption of an Instagram post about a recent interview they did with the gay lifestyle publication DNA Magazine. In it, they said: “I am still a human (non binary/bi/me/Hughman) but I’m in a monogamous relationship with another man, who I love.
“I don’t accept a label cause it limits me… if you want it; I take it. I choose zero labels for no other reason except the exclusion, limitations, separation… I believe [we] are all one, deep down.”
Quick PSA: we have not been informed what Hugh Sheridan’s pronouns are now that they have come out as non-binary, but, to respect their potential change in pronouns, we are referring to them in the gender-neutral they/them.
Sheridan also explained that while they don’t care about labels, they feel comfortable with being called gay.
“Now I’m marrying a guy you can call me gay,” they told DNA Magazine.
“Whatever! The point is, we’re all human and, in my case, labeling put me into a box that felt like a cell.”
Back in March, the 35-year-old Adelaide-born star proposed to their now-fiancé, Sydney-based general manager of digital lending at Commonwealth Bank, Kurt Roberts, on the first night of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Speaking about that time with DNA, they added: “I went out and bought a ring and flew his family to be seated in the audience on the night. He had no idea. It was a really amazing moment.”
Earlier this month, Aussie music legend G-Flip came out as non-binary, too. Speaking at the time, they said: I’m non-binary mother fuckers! Big props to those who have been educating and advocating for the NB community the last few years.”
Anyway, happy pride, y’all! I wish all my trans and non-binary brothers, sisters, and non-gender specific queer siblings a good and unapologetically gay rest of the month.