Noah Schnapp attended his first Pride parade in New York, five months after he came out as gay.
The Strange things the star shared he is gay on social media in January, after confirming his character in the Netflix sci-fi series is also gay.
On Monday (June 26), Schnapp shared a series of photos to Instagram after attending NYC Pride for the first time the day before.
The image shows the 18-year-old wearing a black vest that says “Straight Outta The Closet” in rainbow colors, along with a rainbow patterned headband.
In the first image, Schnapp is dancing in the street while water sprays over him, surrounded by other rainbow-clad revelers.
He also shared pictures of himself and his mother Karine hugging and dancing in the pool.
The posts amused Schnapp’s fans, with actress Katherine Langford writing: “Happy Pride [heart emojis].”
“Yes!! Welcome [heart emojis],” more Anne with the letter E Amy Beth McNulty stars.
“Pride happiness, Noah!!! so happy for you, one fan wrote.
“The pure joy in the first photo is beautiful,” added another.
Fans were also quick to defend Schnapp against homophobic trolls in the comments section.
“Those who say they will unfollow him just because his gender needs to mature,” one fan wrote.
Another said: “These comments aren’t vibes anyway, cheers proudly.”
“All this homophobia in the comments is shameful,” added one commenter.
Before coming out as gay, Schnapp confirmed in June 2022 that Will Byers, his character on Strange thingsis “100 percent” gay.
On TikTok, Schnapp shared a clip of him lip-syncing to the audio track: “You know what it never was? That’s serious. It has never been so serious. Frankly, it would never be so serious.”
He wrote of the video: “When I finally told friends and family I was gay after 18 years of closet fear and all they said was ‘we know’.”
Schnapp captioned the post: “I guess I’m more like Will than I thought.”
NYC Pride takes place on Sunday, with the theme of the year being Strength of Unity. Christina Aguilera was the lead at this year’s event.
Pride in London takes place in the British capital on Saturday (1/7), with the march starting at Park Lane and ending at Whitehall. You can find the official route here.
At least 1.5 million people are expected to take to the streets to cheer the parade. Adam Lambert will be leading Pride this year in London.
independence last month announced a year-long news partnership with Pride in Londonincluding the relaunch of The Pride List, a celebration of influential LGBT+ changemakers.
The list includes Lioness Beth Mead, comedian Joe Lycett, comedian Jordan Gray, Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, former professional soccer player Jill Scott and host show Paul O’Grady, who passed away this year.
The Pride in London campaign in 2023 is called Never March Alone: Championing Trans Allyship.