In his latest interview, the dashing and debonair High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney Plus, 2019 – present), fame suave actor and star Joshua Bassett is celebrating pride in this entire month.
Currently winning the love and hearts of his fans and audiences through his charming portrayal in the series, Joshua Bassett is celebrating pride in this entire month.
In one of his earlier interview back in May 2021 with a digital entertainment portal, when he got asked about Harry Styles, that moment he came out as queer and now in his recent magazine cover story and interview, Joshua Bassett is celebrating pride in this entire month.
In his earlier interview, Joshua expressing his respect and admiration for Harry Styles called him hot and then in that video, he said, “This is also my coming out video, I guess” which had sent social media and internet in a tizzy where netizens and fans started wondering if the star has given himself a label or not and post all this, sharing a heartfelt note on social media Joshua had wrote, “Love who you love shamelessly. It’s ok to still be figuring out who you are. Life’s too short to let ignorance and hatred win. I choose love”.
In his recent magazine cover story interview, Joshua opening up on same said, “I wasn’t joking. I stood behind every word that I said. Even if there are consequences, I would much rather deal with consequences and live my truth than live in fear”.
Joshua also mentioned about how he is “anti-coming out in the sense that there’s no need to”, also explaining about how throughout his entire childhood other people would always try and attempt at labelling his sexuality as gay or straight but didn’t try in believing him if he ever spoke up about his sexuality on his own.
Sharing more details on importance of loving irregardless of sexual orientation and pride month, Joshua said, “There are plenty of letters in the alphabet. Why bother rushing to a conclusion? Sometimes your letter changes, sometimes you try a different one, other times you realize you’re not what you thought you were, or maybe you always knew. All of these can be true. I’m happy to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community because they embrace all. Don’t let anyone tell you love isn’t love. They’re the ones who probably need it the most”.
He also opening up on how he got ‘full body chills’ and ‘weeping’ whilst watching his co-stars Joe Serafini and Frankie Rodriguez, who play a gay couple on HSMTMTS, dance together during the show’s homecoming episode and revealing more about this, he shared, “I didn’t connect the dots why until recently… the reason that made me so emotional. I’m getting so emotional now because they were speaking their truth despite the inevitable reaction that they were going to get. And if his own character, Ricky, were given a storyline to explore his queerness on the show?. I would love that”.
He furthermore also added, “I just hope that this generation can feel comfortable, confident, and safe talking about sexuality without needing to be a box and without needing to have it all figured out. I didn’t necessarily have that when I was younger. I didn’t have a me saying stuff like this… I’m very at peace. I’m celebrating Pride all month long”.