Chandler Massey wins 2nd Daytime Emmy for “coming out” storyline on Days Of Our Lives

Chandler Massey snatched his second consecutive Outstanding Young Actor Daytime Emmy for his role as gay teen Will Horton on Days of Our Lives on Sunday.

He beat out his on-air boyfriend Sonny Kiriakis, played by Freddie Smith, who Massey called a “phenomenal” actor and person. Massey’s win last year marked the first time an actor won for portraying a gay character, while this year he won for Will Horton’s coming-out storyline, seen above.

Visibility of gay characters helps improve the support the LGBT community receives from the rest of the world.  An Ipsos poll for Reuters shows in countries and communities where people knew someone gay, support was higher and more broad.  In countries where gays and lesbians hide due to shame or fear, acceptance dropped dramatically.

Chandler Massey wins 2nd Daytime Emmy for “coming out” storyline on Days Of Our Lives


(via Queerty)