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Jim Parsons on reviving dated gay drama

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Jim Parsons remembers the moment he knew he was gay. 

The “Big Bang Theory” actor was studying theater at the University of Houston, where he was surrounded by loving, open-minded friends and introduced to landmark gay plays “Angels in America” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!” 

“The first time I had a crush on a boy in undergrad, I was like, ‘Oh, (shoot), this is seeing the world in color,’ ” Parsons says. “I realized all the crushes I’d had on girls in the past (were) black and white in comparison. And I was like, ‘Well, I can’t go back. I am Dorothy and I walked out of the house into Oz, and I’ve just got to keep going down the brick road.’ ” 

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