The Mean Girls
star came out in April 2014 through a letter he penned to his film character Damian. "I had the perfect opportunity in 2004 to let people know the REAL Daniel Franzese," he wrote in the letter, which was posted on Indiewire.com. "Now in 2014 - ten years later - looking back, it took YOU to teach me how to be proud of myself again. It’s okay if no one wants to sit at the table with the 'art freaks.' Being a queer artist is one of my favorite things about myself. I have always been different and that's rad."