Actress was ‘disappointed’ to discover she wasn’t gay


Lena Dunham said it was a “huge disappointment” to her to discover she wasn’t gay.

The Girls star said her “connection” to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is so “strong” that she was overjoyed when her sister, Grace, 22 came out five years ago.

Speaking at Point Honors Gala in New York, which helps LGBT students and those who are questioning their sexuality, Lena said, “I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community. It was actually a huge disappointment for me when I came of age and realised that I was sexually attracted to men.”

“So when my sister came out, I thought, ‘Thank God, now someone in this family can truly represent my beliefs and passions'”.

Lena – who is in a relationship with musician Jack Antonoff – said she finds gay men attractive, adding that she had dated one or two in the past.

She said, “This is probably the most attractive room I have yet to enter, Gay men clean up real good, which is probably why I have dated so many of you.”