As the World Turns' gay teenager, Luke Snyder, played by the adorable Van Hansis, is finally cracking open that closet door!

Viewers have known for a while that Luke has a secret crush on his cute pal, Kevin (Karl Girolamo). In today's episode, Luke finally opens up about his feelings in a candid conversation with Oakdale newcomer Jade (Elena Goode). It's a brave first step in Luke's coming-out journey, which is sure to stir up more conflict with his parents, ATWT supercouple Lily and Holden (Martha Byrne, Jon Hensley).

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