The American Crime and Falling Skies actor, who is set to star in Hulu’s upcoming Locke & Key series, came out as gay in June in an emotional Instagram post.
“I don’t want to be complicit, even peripherally, in the idea that being gay is a problem to be solved or hushed. I’m grateful to be gay. Queerness is a solution,” Jessup wrote about why he decided to come out publicly.
“If you’re gay, bi, trans, two-spirit or questioning, if you’re confused, if you’re in pain or you feel you’re alone, if you aren’t or you don’t: You make the world more surprising and bearable,” he continued. “To all the queers, deviants, misfits, and lovers in my life: I love you. I love you. Happy Pride!