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Coming Out on TV—and in Real Life

His Grey’s Anatomy character had his first same-sex kiss on Nov. 1. Now actor Jake Borelli is sharing his own story.

WHEN GREY’ S ANATOMY SHOWRUNNER Krista Vernoff called Jake Borelli this summer to say his character, Dr. Levi Schmitt (a.k.a. “Glasses”), would be part of the first gay male romance between doctors on the hit ABC drama, the actor found himself facing his own life-altering decision: As his character made major realizations about his sexuality on network TV, would he continue to keep

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