It’s pretty common knowledge that Patrick, a main character in Netflix’s series Elite, is gay. However, is this the same for the actor portraying him, until recently largely unknown, Itzan Escamilla?

The Answer is Yes

Itzan Escamilla spoke openly about his sexuality in 2018 and revealed himself to be gay. In his moving video, he stated his pride in being both a professional actor and part of the LGBTQ community.

The Impact of Being Out

Coming out has enabled Itzan Escamilla to express himself more authentically and honestly. In portraying Patrick he has access to experiences and emotions he can draw from in his performance.


In short, the answer is a definite YES. Itzan Escamilla is gay in real life and his sexual orientation has had a positive impact on his work as an actor.

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