A star of The Walking Dead has come out as gay.
Daniel Newman, who has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries and Sex and the City, has addressed fans in a touching video message after deciding to be open about his sexuality after being mistaken as straight by a young LGBTI person.
He had been volunteering at a homeless shelter for queer youth and was asked why he wasn’t out in public when he ‘could reach so many people’.
‘It hit me like a gut-punch,’ Newman said. ‘It felt like someone had knocked the wind out of me. I realized how important it is in this day and age to be visible, to have people know who you are.’