Role models of greatness.

Here you will discover the back stories of kings, titans of industry, stellar athletes, giants of the entertainment field, scientists, politicians, artists and heroes – all of them gay or bisexual men. If their lives can serve as role models to young men who have been bullied or taught to think less of themselves for their sexual orientation, all the better. The sexual orientation of those featured here did not stand in the way of their achievements.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jared Allman

Growing up Southern, Mormon, and Gay

Twenty-nine-year-old gay actor Jared Allman was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and grew up in a Mormon family on a 500-acre farm in East Tennessee.

OK, that’s already three strikes against him.

After earning a business degree from Tusculum College, a private Presbyterian-affiliated institution in Greeneville, TN, Jared's first job was in the music business doing merchandising for various touring artists. He later worked for a talent agency in Nashville, then moved on to pursue his passion for acting. He appeared in several country music videos on CMT as well as in a couple of docu-series on the Travel and Disney channels.

His first film appearance was in "Figure/Ground" (2011), a short by Daniel Henry that was featured at the Nashville Film Festival. The same year Jared was a key player in season 2 of the Sundance Channel's popular reality series "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: Nashville," the highest rated original series ever for the network. His next role was his feature film debut, the Indie hit "Scenes from a Gay Marriage" by Matt Riddlehoover. Filmed in Nashville, the movie premiered in 2012. Another Riddlehoover film, "West Hollywood Motel" (2013) followed.

Another of Jared's acting projects, a comedy called "Daughter" (2013), is currently in post-production. Jared is collaborating with Riddlehoover on a romantic comedy in pre-production titled "You Could Have Called First" (2014). He will also appear in the sequel to "Scenes from a Gay Marriage," set to be released in 2015.

Jared, who is beyond photogenic, now lives in Lawrenceville, GA, having relocated to the Atlanta area last year. He's also working on a new project, penning his first book, "Kinda Good at Everything: Growing up Southern, Mormon, and Gay."

Stay tuned for future updates about this up-and-coming man of influence. I leave you with another bit of eye candy.

You're welcome.


  1. Jared Allman is so handsome, and he's gay !?
    wow, I want him.

  2. What a handsome young man. Just watched Scenes from a Gay Marriage.

    Those sad puppy eyes of his, WOOF.