Colton Haynes reveals what life is like now the world knows he's gay

He has a very emotional message for his fans.

By Amber Manto

It took Teen Wolf and Arrow star Colton Haynes YEARS to find the courage to come out publicly as gay. And although he broke the hearts of fangirls everywhere when he finally made the announcement last week, overall he couldn’t be happier with his decision.

Speaking out for the first time since the news broke, Colton says the response from the fandom has been nothing but positive.

“I can't thank y’all enough for the unbelievable amount of support & love you've been sending my way. Special thanks to Entertainment Weekly, @yutsai88 and Marc Snetiker for such a beautiful article. "There once was a man who was afraid of his shadow...he met it...now he glows in the dark," Colton captioned this Insta pic of himself, which was from his tell-all interview Entertainment Weekly.

And he's not lying. His Instagram is now a place of love, filled with messages of praise:

Nothing but respect, Colton.