I don’t personally know if you can be gay without “the act” of being gay, but considering Andrew Garfield has received some backlash for saying you can— and that he is— I think there’s a good argument that it’s not possible.
Furthermore, he stated, “My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru [RuPaul’s Drag Race]. This is my life outside of this play”.
His comments then caused a backlash within the LGBTQ community and prompted some members to speak out.
And openly gay actor Scott Evans, who said, “You’re a talented guy, but you seem to be completely oblivious to what is coming out of your mouth”.
During his interview with Gay Times, he reiterated, “as far as I know, I am not a gay man. Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well”.