Zac Efron Gay Bi Rumors: 7 Reasons Why They Exist

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Zac Efron Bi or Gay?

Zac Efron gay and bi rumors are nothing new. They’ve been floating around for as long as the California born actor has been appearing in movies and on television. We’ve covered this handsome star in the past on the blog (see our posts) in an effort to help readers better understand who Efron is and offer context about why these gay/bi rumors exist.




While some of the Zac Efron gay rumors can be traced to the usual suspects, such as wishful thinking on the part of some gay men, many other causes directly relate to things Zac Efron has done or said.

Gay Rumors and Sticking Power

As a general rule of thumb, a gay/bi rumor only “sticks” to a star when there is an element of truth connected to the gossip. This is the case for many celebrities, including famous actors like Channing Tatum and country superstar, Kenny Chesney.

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While this may sound silly and perhaps even ridiculous, that’s the way it works. The more a line of gossip is repeated about someone in the public limelight, the more people start to believe what they are hearing is true. And of course the existence of gay stereotypes only adds to the dynamic.

Zac Efron Gay/Bi Rumors

What follows are 7 solid reasons why people keep asking if Zac Efron is gay or bi. Hopefully, the material that follows will help to provide context about what you may be hearing.

It’s up to you to decide what you ultimately think about his sexual orientation. We’ve put up a poll at the end of the post on this topic so be sure to participate.

Let’s jump right in!




1) He started off doing musicals

Zac Efron essentially got his start by doing musicals in college. These included parts in gay favorite shows like, Peter Pan, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man.

Being in a musical production does not mean an actor is gay. It can however become the source of gay rumors because of long existing stereotypes about folks who work in theater. Examples of other stars that have experienced this phenomenon include celebs like Wolverine star, Hugh Jackman and TV hunk, Mr. Daniel Sunjata.

2) He’s been cozy with the gay press

One of the many things people love about Zac Efron is that he is totally cool with gay people. In fact, early in his career he told the gay focused Advocate Magazine, “I don’t like to live in fear about things like rumors and backlash to begin with — that’s the way I was raised — but I just can’t see what’s so wrong about being gay.”

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Being open to the gay press can be a very smart move for actors who are just starting out in their careers. When members of the LGBT-Q community feel that an entertainer is supportive of their issues, they tend to offer their support back to an actor in kind.

Plus, it helps if the person is good looking! Captain America star Chris Evans (click here) and Star Trek rebooted Captain, Chris Pine (see post) are just two examples of actors that have played their “pink cards” carefully.

3) He’s dressed in drag

Many people do not realize this but Zac Efron has done drag. Back in May of 2014, he appeared as “Zacquisha” on the Jimmy Fallon show in a short skit.

While his dressing up as a woman was obviously meant for comedy and was extremely funny (at least we think so) his cross-dressing moment only helped to play into an already existing “Zac Efron is bi” narrative. Again – silly stuff here but you want to know about why these rumors are happening, right?

4) Relationships with rumored “bi” people

A major reason gay rumors can start to take hold about a person is linked to who a celeb is dating or hanging out with. In 2014, Efron was photographed smooching with Michelle Rodriguez while on vacation in Sardinia.

On the surface, that may not sound like a big deal until you consider that Rodriguez has been the subject of bi rumors for many years. In fact, she acknowledged she’s gone “both ways” and has come out as bi to the press. And so therein you find the source of another Zac Efron bi rumor … “If he’s dating someone who is bi … he’s probably bi too, right?” At least that is how it usually goes.

5) “Bromances”

Whenever an actor is close to another dude, it’s called a bromance. In the case of Zac Efron, there have been several. And it seems sometimes Efron will purposely lean into his male friendships with others as a way of igniting chit-chat about his sexual orientation.

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Zac Efron and Wes Bentley

In the fall of 2014, Efron appeared to all but make out with his buddy, Wes Bentley, during filming of the movie, We Are Your Friends. While the pictures are cute and funny, they also became the focus of gossip on gay relates sites around the blogosphere.

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Zac Efron and Adam Devine in Hawaii

More recently, Efron has been described as having a “bromance” with Modern Family star, Adam Devine. The two hung out with one another in Hawaii, replete with shirtless pictures and smiles. We’re not saying they are boyfriends nor is anyone else. We are saying it only takes the tiniest thing, like pictures, to get gay/bi rumors going.

6) Movies

Zac Efron has been in plenty of movies that have had a gay friendly vibe. Two specific ones that come to mind include The Interview starring Zac Efron and James Franco. In the vid included below, the topic of excessive self-pleasuring comes up. And let’s not forget the “grabby/touchy” moment that happened in Neighbors (see our post).

7) He’s “pretty”

Perhaps the most vapid and shallow reason of all that fuels gay and bi rumors about Zac Efron relates to his looks. Simply put, Efron is thought by many to be beautiful. We certainly think so here on the blog.

Stars that are thought to be ultra-good looking often get tagged with a gay or bi label. There are too many examples to list here but if you check out many of the male celebs on this site, you will see that an actor’s physical appearance is part of what feeds rumor central.

Final Thoughts

Zac Efron is a smart man. He has positioned himself well for the future and has cultivated a large fan base … many of whom happen to be gay. But here is the deal – Efron has a strong history of dating women, going by the public record.

Does Zac “gay it up” in order to entice LGBT-Q fans and keep a buzz going about himself? Perhaps! He certainly wouldn’t be the first star to do this kind of thing. And let’s face it; millennial stars just have a different mindset when it comes to the whole gay thing.

Below we’ve included a poll for you to vote in about the bi and gay rumors. In the final analysis, it’s up to you to decide what you think is going on with this actor. Be sure to come back and see how your vote compares to your fellow website visitors!



  • Derp

    Efron is a sweetheart, his responses at gay rumors was very nice, and make it seems like he’s very secure about his sexuality (the fact he’s low profile about that make me think that too), these gay gossips generally put the things like something terrible or depreciating to him and I don’t like that

  • J Smith

    Lol, Adam Devine is not a star of Modern Family–a side character is even a generous labeling.

  • S. Mary Doran

    Reason #8 (which is really Reason #1) – because he looks like his is a gay man: without question – not because he is “pretty” but because he has the features and physical characteristics of a gay man. He’s a gay man. Why’s it a big deal?