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Let's Make a Deal's Wayne Brady Comes Out As Pansexual

Let's Make a Deal's Wayne Brady Comes Out As Pansexual

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“I love all people equally, and now that includes myself,” the actor and TV host revealed.

Best known for shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Let’s Make a Deal, Wayne Brady has come out as pansexual.

On Monday, August 7, People reported the actor and TV host’s heartwarming coming-out story. “I am pansexual,” he told the publication. “Bisexual, with an open mind!”

Brady also penned an essay about his journey coming to the understanding that he is pansexual, writing:

“In doing my research, both with myself and just with the world, I couldn’t say if I was bisexual, because I had to really see what that was, especially because I really have not gotten a chance to act on anything. So, I came to pansexual because – and I know that I’m completely messing up the dictionary meaning – but to me, pan means being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, [transgender], or non-binary. Being able to be attracted across the board. And, I think, at least for me for right now, that is the proper place. I took pan to mean that not only can I be attracted to any of these people or types physically, but I could be attracted to the person that is there.”

Brady continued, “Let’s be really honest: I’ve also been attracted to certain men in my life, but I’ve always pushed that aside because of how I was raised, and because I live in today’s world, and it’s scary as sh*t. What’s the fastest way to hurt another man? I’m gonna call you out of your name. I’m gonna call you gay. I’m gonna emasculate you. I’m gonna use the F-word. I learned that very early from the people around me, they’re like, ‘Oh, so those are bad things? Yeah. You, you don't wanna be that.’ So, what does it mean if I feel something? I don’t think I’m gay, but what if I feel something for another [man]... That’s still gay. I was already bullied about a bunch of other sh*t. I didn’t wanna add a top hat on top of that suit.”

According to Brady, his ex-wife Mandie Taketa and daughter Maile were the first two people he came out to. “I just said, ‘Great.’ As I knew coming out would help him be happier,” Taketa noted. Mailed added, “I just said, ‘Okay.’”

Brady’s coming-out interview with People was also accompanied by a camera crew, as he and his family are currently filming a reality series about having a blended family. The new show is being made for Hulu and is set to premiere in 2024.

Congratulations to Wayne Brady for now officially joining our LGBTQ+ community!

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