Wayne Brady Wishes He Would've Come Out as Pansexual 'Earlier,' Focused on 'Being Happy'

'The Wiz' star came out as pansexual last August.

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Make no mistake, Wayne Brady doesn't regret coming out as pansexual, but it's something that he admittedly wishes he "would've done earlier."

The actor-comedian, who received the Pathfinder Award at Live Out Loud’s 23rd annual Young Trailblazers Gala in New York City on Monday (May 20), spoke to People ahead of the event about coming to terms with his sexuality. Last August, he came out in an exclusive chat with the publication.

"Knowing the work that's being done here, and the fact that I can talk to the youth and try to encourage them to live out loud, it's something that I wish that I would've done earlier," Brady told People yesterday.

Regarding what's changed for him in the past nine months, Brady noted that his life hasn't exactly shifted in "some radical way," but that the decision to declare his sexuality was based upon his happiness.

"It's been a year. Folks expect your life to change in some radical way, and it doesn't. It just changes that you get a level of freedom that you're happy with," he said. "No one's going to throw me a parade. It's more about me being happy."

As for the reaction to his pansexuality, Brady added that he got "the response that I would've hoped" for.

"A lot of people loved it and applaud you, some people don't care, and other people probably hate on it. So that's just the human condition," The Wiz star said. "But, at the end of the day, circling back around to the last year, I'm happy. So, no matter what any of them say, I'm great."

Brady's pansexuality, and how it intermingles with his blended family, will be explored in the upcoming Freeform reality show, Wayne Brady: The Family Remix, which premieres on July 24.

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