An actor, social networking character, and activist, he delivered acclaimed performances in a number of short films; drawn a Twitter group of fans of over one million in under five years; and offered mainly because an ambassador for the LGBT privileges businesses the TrevorProject and GLAAD. He started his entertainment profession by showing up in theatrical productions of Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Oklahoma!, and Grease. He starred in the 2012 Canadian tv film Saint Sanguinus. Given birth to Bernie Matthew Rau, he spent his early years in Rochester, NY and Nova Scotia, Canada. He and fellow acting professional and activist Chris Salvatore both added towards the “It Gets Better” marketing campaign.