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T.R. Knight Confirms He is Gay

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Actor T.R. Knight, the terrific Grey's Anatomy star who has become a fan favorite as everyman George O'Malley, has announced he is gay.

T.R. KnightThe 33-year-old addressed rumors of his sexuality in a statement to People magazine Thursday, and while it's part of who he is, he hopes that isn't how people view him.

"I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there," Knight said in his statement.

"While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me."

Before taking on the role of the bumbling, puppy-eyed surgical intern George on the ABC drama, T.R. (which stands for Theodore Raymond) made a name for himself as a stage actor. His TV credits include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

We're happy for T.R. in that the decision to come out is often a difficult one, and he clearly felt it was time. If we see or hear anything more, we will have it for you as soon as possible.

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wow, I didn't even know! but I don't care about stuff like that, his sexual preference is none of our business and it doesn't make who he is. He is a terrific actor and I still love him :)

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oh that's why he's such a great actor! talk about embracing diversty. grey's officially is the most politically correct show on television.

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It is sad that this something people are wanting to know. Who cares what his sexual preference! He is an amazing actor. I love him on this show!!!

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Way to be, now McSteamy isn't my favorite. I have now have you and you are welcome to me Teddy.
Mike

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I love you anyways T.R.

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Seriously????

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i never thought once he was gay, wow!
i still love him though, and yeah that's no ones business about him, but go T.R. for coming out!

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Aww man. He is so adorable.
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He's gay. Who cares? I support him no matter what, and I think he is an amazing actor. Like he said, fact that he's gay isn't the most interesting part of him. If that is what makes him happy then that is fine with me. I will remain a fan of him no matter what, and I don't see why people care so much about other people's decisions as to their sexuality so much. He is an actor, and a darn good one at that, so people shouldn't being critical or change their view of him... they should just let him act.
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I think T.R. is absolutely amazing and nothing will change my mind about it!

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Why is it that when he comes out, it makes him even hotter?!-chloe

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Wow, I'm really really proud of him. For him to come out and admit that infront of the public makes me respect him so much more. It bothers me that he had to confirm that he's gay, just because someone couldnt stay out of his business. I'm also happy that no one so far has made a discussion out of this, that would make me really upset because there's no reason why this should change anything. He definitely handle it well. Go T.R!

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