While speaking with Variety as one of their Power of Pride list honorees, Ortega explained the decision not to have Ryan's character come out in the franchise, admitting he "didn't think" it was possible at the time. While Ortega praised Disney for being open-minded, he said he was concerned the family-friendly studio wasn't ready for a gay storyline. They would see it, they would feel it, they would know it and they would identify with it. And that is what happened. I pushed for them to go there and kind of felt that we have an audience if they did, and God knows we did," Ortega explained.
High School Musical director Kenny Ortega confirms Ryan Evans is gay
'High School Musical': What Lucas Grabeel Said About Ryan Evans Being Gay
By Rebecca Lawrence For Mailonline. The flamboyant character was played by Lucas Grabeel in the film trilogy yet his sexuality was never discussed or mentioned in the series. However, discussing the 'queer aesthetic' that runs through his movies, openly gay director Kenny confirmed the theories as he explained why it was not touched on. He told Variety : 'We decided Ryan was probably going to come out in college. It was less about coming out and just more about letting his true colors come forward.
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