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Famous Indian-American actor comes out as gay; Reveals he is engaged to partner of 11 years 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Harold and Kumar actor Kal Penn recently opened up about his sexuality during an interview, where he came out as gay and revealed that he is engaged to his partner of 11 years, Josh. The actor also mentioned that he met Josh and eventually fell in love with him while he was in Washington DC working for the Obama administration.

"I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people. There's no timeline on this stuff. People figure their s--- out at different times in their lives, so I'm glad I did when I did," Kal Penn was quoted as saying. The actor said that his parents were very supportive when he decided to inform them. "I shared things with my parents and close friends first. I know this sounds jokey, but it's true, when you've already told your Indian parents and the South Asian community that you intend to be an actor for a living, really any conversations that come after that are super easy. They're just like, 'Yeah, okay.' I felt very supported by everyone. That's a wonderful thing. I know everybody has different experiences with that and so I definitely feel very fortunate," Penn mentioned.

The actor, who is best known for his roles in the Harold And Kumar film series, Designated Survivor, and House, spoke about his wedding plans as well. He said, "Obviously I am engaged to a man and our families will be there for the wedding. The big disagreement now is whether it's a huge wedding or a tiny wedding. I want the big a--- Indian wedding. Josh, hates attention, Or we could just do quick 20-minute thing with our families and that's it. So we have to meet halfway in the middle."

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