Earlier this year we learned that 90210 would be introducing a gay character on the show by having one of the characters we already know and love come to terms with their sexuality and come out of the closet. Last month, After Elton wrote an article where they guessed which character would be the one to come out as gay … and it looks like they may have been correct. Trevor Donovan, who plays Teddy on 90210, tweeted a (very long) message on his official Twitter profile which seems to suggest that his character will be the one to come out as gay. Here is the full text of his message to fans:
I read all your tweets and know you are all curious about the “gay” character this season. Let me say, gay or straight, relationships are relationships. Everyone goes through the same kind of troubles and joys. A gay storyline will have an added issue of dealing with judgment from others. Acceptance, by family, friends, society and self is just one of the concerns the character will be going through. It is a part of life, and it should be portrayed. I was told, and am confident the storyline will be written very well and the change in the character will be organic, NOT overnight. It’s going to be a great season 3. I look forward to chatting with you all as we progress.
While he doesn’t come right out and say Teddy will be gay, the fact that he personally took the time to write such a long message to fans about “the gay character” seems pretty evident to me that he’s the lucky guy. You can read the After Elton piece HERE which explains why they think Teddy is going to be the gay character … which sounds pretty right to me. I applaud 90210 for deciding to make Teddy‘s character come out as gay … it’s a topic that so many young viewers of the show can identify with. I’m encouraged by the fact that his coming out will be handled organically and not as an overnight occurrence. I love 90210 … I can’t wait for the show to return this Fall!