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High School Musical director explains why Ryan wasn't openly gay in Disney Channel films

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

'We decided he's probably going to come out in college'
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High School Musical director Kenny Ortega confirms Ryan Evans is gay

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega confirms Ryan Evans is gay

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

The flamboyant character was played by Lucas Grabeel in the film trilogy yet his sexuality was never discussed or mentioned in the series.
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High School Musical director confirms Sharpay's brother Ryan is gay

High School Musical director confirms Sharpay's brother Ryan is gay

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega has confirmed that a fan favourite character from the Disney Channel trilogy is gay.
Ryan appeared in all three movies, attending East High School with his sister Sharpay and often starring alongside her in productions by the Drama Club.
His sexuality is never overtly addressed in the films but many fans have speculated that he was the first major gay character to appear in High School Musical - and they were absolutely right to do so.
In an interview with Variety , Ortega said: “The character of Ryan in High School Musical, Sharpay's twin brother...
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High School Musical director explains why Ryan wasn't openly gay

High School Musical director explains why Ryan wasn't openly gay

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Lucas Grabeel as Ryan with Ashley Tisdale as his twin sister Sharpay
High School Musical director Kenny Ortega feels Disney wasn't ready for an openly gay character at the time the films were released.
The musical movies, starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, were released from 2006 to 2008.
Kenny felt that the character Ryan , who fans have always believed to be gay, would come out in the future rather than on High School Musical.
He told Variety : ‘We decided he's probably going to come out in college.
‘It was less about coming out and just more about letting his true colours come...
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