So, what are you up to today? In additional to being a talented actor, Ruggiero is also an out and visible gay man. I hadn't opened up to my own parents, yet I was inspiring a generation to do just the very opposite. When he joined the cast of the hit show Degrassi: I was a 90s kid so I had my
I have a great job.
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It was like she was waiting for me to come out and we could do it together. I lived in L. I was hanging out with the girls a lot and doing a lot of feminine things. You watch films like Milk and I think as a young person you sit back and you forget. If I knew how big it was, I probably would have been a lot more nervous. And what do you fantasize about? Gay youth issues and life have been addressed in many different ways through the character of Marco that has certainly earned Ruggiero some acclaim.
He has an older brother named Adriano. I think when you're moving at an increasingly accelerated pace in terms of getting the gay message out there, and we're seeing more characters on television and in pop culture, we see a light at the end of the tunnel and want to speed up and get there as fast as we can and say, "We made it. I truly believe that getting [the role of] Marco and being gay myself at similar ages and similar times was too much of a coincidence to mean nothing, so I really wanted to take the reins on this and spread that message out there. Well, I know too. Think how pathetic effeminate or not gay upbringing is here. He said I know what youre going through -- let me help you.