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11 May 7th, 2014 Van Hansis Thanks Fans For Support After Coming Out Publicly!


If you didn’t already love Van Hansis, you’re going to love him even this much more!

After the talented actor who won the hearts of millions of soap fans worldwide for his portrayal of Luke Snyder on As the World Turns publicly came out the other day in a quote from his latest interview in The Fight, Van took to his facebook page last evening to thank everyone for their support and love.

Van stated:  “Thank you all for your warm comments and your years of support. It means so much. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

Hansis as Oakdale’s Luke played the first male gay character on daytime soaps that was a major character connected to a major family, wherein often times previously the gay characters came and went and were not anchored to the story in many ways.  Of course, years later we now have Days of our Lives Will (Guy Wilson) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) carrying the LGBT torch on daytime soaps.

Van will also return for season two of the hit web series, EastSiders which just received an Indie Series Award for Best Ensemble Drama.  EastSiders is currently having its season two KickStarter campaign!

What do you think about Van statement to his fans?  Let us know


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  1. Claudio says:

    He is so cute and a terrific actor. please shave your face Van, you look way better and cuter clean shaven.


  2. Lee says:

    My suggestions are Jamie Luner or Tamara Braun.


    BTripp replied

    I think this was supposed to be for Phillis recast.


  3. MaryBeth Walsh says:

    He is a phenomenal actor and a very nice young man. His personal living choices are his and only his personal business.


  4. andrew hass says:

    Van is an excellent actor and how he wants to live his life is his own business.In the future i think his portrayal of Luke will be a groundbreaking moment in soap opera history.


  5. Harlee says:

    I thought he was out…I assumed because he wasn’t fooling or probably others.


  6. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    So happy he’s comfortable enough in his own skin. The Luke storyline helped me through my own coming out years! <3


  7. Rodd says:

    He’s a great actor. Would love to see him back on a soap! All the best to him.


  8. Brett says:

    Really happy for him :-)


  9. PABWECG says:

    I always loved Van’s portrayal of Luke Snyder. Liked Luke & Noah, and loved Luke & Reid even more – but my heart always belonged to Luke first & foremost.

    Van brought the character to life in such a way that my heart laughed, cried, rejoiced, & fumed on his behalf.

    I’m not surprised to hear that Van is gay, am pleased to hear that he has come out, and I wish him well in his personal & professional life.


  10. Sasha says:

    Of course, it’s “his business” how he “wants to live his life”, but show me a straight actor or person who would ever hide their sexuality, hide the person they’re in love with and so on. People who write such a bull**** over and over apparently want gay men to remain invisible. I’m so glad that brilliant actors and strong personalities like Van Hansis aren’t doing them the favor.


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