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Everyone knew Hollywood had a problem—but the soul searching isn’t over yet

Kevin Spacey's betrayal of the LGBT community was brutal. But as more and more stories come out, all of us have some thinking to do

By Caspar Salmon  

Kevin Spacey's coming out threw the LGBT community under the bus. But that doesn't mean we can distance ourselves from him entirely. Photo: PA

In the late 90s and early 2000s, those of us who had come of age with Kevin Spacey’s films talked among ourselves of our desire for him to come out. His sexuality, never averred, started to become something of an open secret. Of all the dozens of closeted actors in Hollywood, he felt like a good bet to disclose his sexuality. He had a certain everyman…

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