People.com Entertainment TV Larry Saperstein from 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Comes Out as Bisexual The actor, who plays Big Red on the Disney+ series, revealed that he's "bi irl" By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 2, 2021 01:43 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Emma McIntyre/WireImage Larry Saperstein is living his truth. The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star opened up about his sexuality in a new TikTok video on Tuesday, revealing that he is bisexual. Set to "International Super Spy" from The Backyardigans, the clip featured Saperstein looking into the camera with the words "Plays a character with a girlfriend on TV" appearing on the screen. As the song progresseed, he changed the text to read "is bi irl." The actor, 23, additionally captioned the post, "Is it really that unexpected tho #pride." Saperstein's decision to come out as bisexual also fell on the start of Pride Month. Everything You Need to Know About Pride Month That same day, Saperstein wrote on Twitter that he has "T minus 30 days to figure out how to do drag so I can turn out a look before the end of the month." He added a gay pride flag emoji at the end of his tweet. Saperstein plays Big Red in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which debuted in 2019. On the popular Disney+ show, his character develops a romantic bond with a teenage girl named Ashlyn Caswell (Julia Lester). Disney + Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Before opening up about his sexuality for the first time, Saperstein's HSMTMTS costar Joshua Bassett addressed recent rumors about his sexual orientation after he hinted at "coming out" during an interview. In a lengthy Instagram post shared last month, the 20-year-old singer said he is still "figuring out" who he is. "My entire life people have told me my sexuality. People have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those of you who stand for love and acceptance," he wrote alongside a video of himself singing and playing on a piano. Larry Saperstein/ tiktok Joshua Bassett Is 'Still Figuring Out' Who He Is After Hinting at 'Coming Out' in Recent Interview "Toxicity, hatred, and negativity say less about the subject, but say far more about those who spew it," Bassett, who is rumored to have dated his HSMTMTS costar Olivia Rodrigo and former Disney Channel star Sabrina Carpenter, continued. "It's 2021. we are the generation of love & growth, it's time we start acting like it. whether you love me, hate me, or damn me to hell, i love you all the same. Love who you love shamelessly. It's ok to still be figuring out who you are." Bassett concluded his post by explaining how "life's too short to let ignorance and hatred win." The "Anyone Else" singer added, "I choose love.❤️🧡💛💚💙💜." Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is now on Disney+.