Zap2it.com asked Jussie Smollett among other things the following question :
Did you have a role model like that when you were younger?
I had the full support of my family, but I remember when [openly gay actor] Wilson Cruz did “My So-Called Life“. I never saw that show, but I remember reading an article about him in a teen magazine that my family also had been in because we were on the same network that season. I was inspired by him, because he just seemed so comfortable, and this was 1995, when I can remember being scared of anyone even seeing me reading that article.
Read more at Zap2it.com
As you might know the name of the TV series “My So-Called Life” are the inspiration to our name as well – MySoCalledGayLife.co.uk.