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Is Andrew Garfield gay? Here’s what we know so far

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Andrew Garfield’s sexuality is, in a word, confusing. The actor has taken on numerous LGBTQ roles in the past, from portraying a transgender woman in the music video for Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” to playing Prior Walter in the AIDS-era play Angels in America.

He’s also been a staunch LGBTQ ally – he even dedicated his 2018 Tony Award to the community and spoke up about wanting more LGBTQ representation in superhero films like The Amazing Spider-Man.

But being a straight ally and identifying as a member of the LGBTQ community are two different things. So, in which camp does Garfield belong? RELATED: Andrew Garfield has us craving the sea spray in new sun-soaked beach picsGarfield came under fire in 2017 when, in promoting the London National Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s acclaimed Angels in America, he said watching RuPaul’s Drag Race was his “life outside of the play” and described himself as “a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all”.“As far as I know, I am not a gay man,” he added. “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.”The backlash from the community was swift, with some accusing Garfield of oversimplifying the LGBTQ experience and others calling his statement another clear example of queerbaiting.

He was also criticized for being a straight (or at least physically straight, following Garfield’s line of thinking) man playing a gay role – something that has been a strong point of contention for LGBTQ advocates, given that LGBTQ actors tend to be overlooked for both straight and queer roles.To Garfield’s credit, he did clarify his.

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