Connor Paolo — American Actor born on July 11, 1990,

Connor Paolo is an American actor. He is known of his roles as Eric van der Woodsen on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl and Declan Porter on the ABC drama series Revenge. He has also appeared in two Oliver Stone films, Alexander and World Trade Center... (wikipedia)

Being gay is nothing but another way to live your life.
I'd say for those people who don't feel like they fit in, I'd want them to ask themselves why they want to, who they are trying to please, and whether or not those people are worth it. You know what they say: 'If they don't want you, then they don't deserve to have you.'
I do well with peoples' parents, but I've certainly had friends who were not. One of my best friends is pretty consistently reviled by his girlfriends' parents!
I think it's easier to identify with guys who are just trying to make a living and working day to day.