Chris Evans' Gay Brother Helped Him Understand LGBT Issues

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In a interview with The FIX, Chris Evans discussed how having a gay brother (actor Scott Evans) and sisters helped him "cultivate compassion and understanding" for people with identities that differ from his own.

“I’ve never felt any sort of backlash or friction as a result of the stance I’ve taken in my career in support of [my brother] or any other human rights… hopefully, it stays that way going forward,” said Evans.

“It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups, it’s important to experience anything different from what you know,” he continued, “to encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding.”

“Growing up with women helped me, but growing up in the theater helped me, growing up in a progressive community helped me. I think it’s really important to put faces to the situations that we’re navigating as a society.”

Chris' actor brother is best known for his role as Oliver Fish, a gay cop on One Life to Live.  And in case you didn't know, Captain America's little brother is equally as cute (dare we say cuter?).

 

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You also might recognize Scott from his appearance on Jimmy Fallon with Chris, where he reveals the worst prank Chris ever pulled on him. Watch below:

 
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