The "Game of Thrones" actor confirmed that he's gay in March 2014 during an interview with fan blog Winter Is Coming after being asked about his large following among "bears" in the gay community."Well, in all honesty, when you talk about 'the gay community,' you are talking about MY community, haha," the Northern Irish actor said. "I've never hidden my sexuality from anyone, my whole life in fact, and I've been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview, 'cause it's not something you just blurt out. I've tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!"
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