One life’s new gay hunk
A YEAR AGO he was baring his chest to Broadway audiences as the very heterosexual Urban Cowboy. Now actor Matt Cavenaugh, 26, has traded in his mechanical bull for a different kind of thrill ride–playing gay on the ABC soap One Life to Live.
Cavenaugh’s brand-new character, a college student named Mark, came out in the July 22 episode, and that’s led to debate on some hot topics during August. “We talk about gay marriage,” he says. “I love that we’re tackling a social issue.” And if Cavenaugh becomes a role model to GLBT youth? “I would love to be a champion of that cause,” he affirms.
Straight and single, Cavenaugh isn’t worried about what people might think. “I grew up a kid in Arkansas, and I got attacked as a theater fag in high school,” he says. “So you know, most people think I am gay because I sing and dance. It doesn’t bother me.”
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