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Y&R: Yani Gellman happy to play gay!

Posted by timeaftertime on May 23, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Word on the street is that Yani Gellman is happy to play gay on The Young and The Restless.  In an intimate interview with out.com Yani discusses his Y&R experience and character’s coming out on the show.  Here is an excerpt from that interview:

“Y&R has never featured a major gay male character before. Gay couples like World Turns’ Nuke and Guiding Light’s Otalia have earned a very passionate, cult-like fan base. Y&R fans have already created a You Tube Channel for Rafe before he has even been paired romantically with anyone.

I did know that, actually. Wow. I’m overjoyed at the prospect ofplaying a meatier role on the show. And hopefully in a great storyline.Hopefully, the fans and press support this character and the show.


Y&R nonchalantly announced that Rafe was gay matter-of-factly. Were you happy that Y&R didn’t make a bigger deal over his sexuality?

I’m very happy. When they told me Rafe was gay, I was curious as to howthey’d deal with it. When I got the script, it showcased beautifullywhere we are as society today. There’s a lot of acceptance in today’sworld.”

Gellman has a bright acting future in front of him. 



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Reply emoqix
10:59 PM on June 10, 2009 
i am glad Rafe is gay!

we need more gay characters on the soaps!