“There’s a suitcase in the hall” (Refugien des Melodrams I)

“you’re almost done, right?”

“there’s a suitcase in the hall”
“I sshh– get my shirt”
“there’s a suitcase”
“ya, ah, I dont live here anymore”

“you were there, and saying all these perfect things, and I was sad”

On October 16, 2006, T. R. Knight, who plays George O’Malley, came out of the closet.

Knight, who is gay, was not out of the closet to the public until October 19, 2006, when he released a statement through People magazine stating, in part, “I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I’d like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I’m gay isn’t the most interesting part of me.”
Although openly gay actors have made guest appearances on television programs, Knight’s declaration makes him one of the few openly gay actors appearing in a continuing contract role on television — and while portraying a heterosexual character on a top-rated show.
Rumors over Knight’s sexuality may have become more prominent when news reports surfaced in October 2006 that Grey’s Anatomy co-stars Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington were involved in a physical altercation where Washington used an anti-gay slur directed at an unnamed co-star. Washington later apologized, stating “I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set”.
In a press conference on January 15, 2007 immediately following the Golden Globe Awards, Isaiah Washington said, “I never called T.R. a faggot. It never happened.” In response, Grey’s Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl said when referring to the incident, “I’m not okay with it. I’m going to be really honest right now, he [Isaiah Washington] needs to just not speak in public. Period.” She also said that Knight is her best friend and because of this she “will use every ounce of energy” she has to take somebody down if Knight’s feelings are hurt. Knight appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (“Not because I was late”) on January 17, 2007 and stated that Washington in fact had referred to him as a faggot on the Grey’s Anatomy set on October 9, 2006.


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