Zac Efron will not ''live in fear'' about claims by some people he is gay following his work on movies such as 'High School Musical' and 'Hairspray'.
Zac Efron refuses to ''live in fear'' about rumours he is gay.
He said: ''It's very flattering. After 'High School Musical' and 'Hairspray'. I've always felt embraced by the gay community, and I feel incredibly grateful.
''I don't like to live in fear about things like rumours and backlash to begin with - that's the way I was raised - but I just can't see what's so wrong about being gay.''
Zac also supports gay marriage, because he believes it is important all people who are around him are allowed to be happy.
He told Advocate magazine: ''It's an issue that affects so many people in my life -- a lot of my close friends and some of the most influential people around me. I just want them all to be happy. It would make me so happy to see them able to live their lives and do what they want to do.''