Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scott Evans Loves Out Loud

Scott Evans is best known for his role as the police officer Oliver Fish on One Life to Live. He is the younger brother of Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Captain America: The First Avenger.) Scott was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He studied theater at New York University. Chris Evans told The Advocate in February 2009 that his brother was openly gay. In a June 15, 2009 interview with AfterElton.com, Scott Evans discussed the fact that he had come out at age 19 before he had pursued acting professionally. He said, "I didn’t want to be one of those people who goes back into the closet and tries to hide because I knew it would come out. With the success of my brother, I didn't feel it was necessary to hide it once I'd come out. I'm an out person, as opposed to an out actor, I suppose." Initially brought in to One Life to Live for five episodes, Evans returned several times. In July 2009 it was confirmed that his character Fish would become involved in a romantic relationship with another man [source: Wikipedia]. The storyline was followed religiously by AfterElton.com and engendered a loyal following for the characters and actors involved. Although the Network pulled its support from something that initially brought much good will in the LGBT community at large, there is still much loyalty for Scott because of his courage and involvement in a groundbreaking story. Last year Scott stepped to help us with an auction for an autographed copy of Details with the cover story about him. We are very happy and proud to have his personal participation in Love Out Loud VI.

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