Charles Carver Martensen is a well-known screenwriter and performer in the United States. His most well-known roles include Porter Scavo on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, Ethan on the MTV television series Teen Wolf, Scott Frost on the first season of the HBO television series The Leftovers, and Cowboy in both the Broadway production of The Boys in the Band and the upcoming film adaptation of the same name.
His most recent role was in the film adaptation of the same name, which will be released in 2020. Max Carver, who is his identical twin brother, has often played the role of the character that he created that also has a twin.
Is He Gay?
Yes, he is gay.
Teen Wolf Star Charlie Carver Has Opened Up About Growing up Gay and In the Closet
The actor, who rose to prominence alongside his straight twin brother Max Carver in shows such as Desperate Housewives, revealed his sexual orientation in a post on Instagram in the year 2016.
In his acceptance speech for the Gamechanger Award, which was given to him by the LGBT+ educational organization GLSEN, he spoke openly about the experience.
Carver added, “I always knew I wanted to do something with my life that would help young people in their connection to shame. One of the reasons I decided to come out in 2016 was because I always knew I wanted to do something with my life that might help.”
“I didn’t want there to be a show. I just wanted to reveal this part of myself as a simple and wonderful fact about who I was, in a way that I wish I had been able to share with my teachers and classmates all those years ago when I was in school.
“It was my hope that by writing this post and sharing why I’d arrived at the decision to come out professionally, some young person out there could feel the change that I felt was coming, and had been coming, and would be coming… the change that we all hope for, work for, and wait for in our lives as LGBT+ people,” I wrote in the post. “It was my hope that by writing this post and sharing why I’d arrived at the decision to come out professionally, some young person out there could.
Charlie Carver said, “I was running from my own shame,” and this is what he meant.
The famous TV host went on, saying, “I recall the period I spent in school as seeming quite challenging.”
“There was just this persistent feeling that school was not safe or, more than anything else, that if I let my guard down and if I fully relaxed into a state of belonging that something swift and terrible would come and find me, and I recognize now that the thing I was so afraid of, the thing I was sort of running from and trying to manage, was my own shame.”
“LGBT+ kids really suffer from the shaming they interject on the internet, often at school, and sadly sometimes at home, and it affects them for the rest of their lives,” Carver said further. “It affects them for the rest of their lives.”
“However, I think people who identify as LGBT+ are resilient and, in some respects, especially remarkable. I believe that we are naturally capable of having compassionate thoughts, being courageous in our actions, engaging in creative work, and living in a community with one another.
But those qualities, those essential qualities, can really only emerge in an environment that is affirmative, safe, and encouraging.