Hugh-jackman  Hugh Jackman goes on record about all those gay rumors that have been going around for years,.

 ”I’d  be happy to go and deny it, because I’m not," says Jackman. "But

by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it, and

there isn’t anything shameful."

Whispers about the handsome married actor's alleged gayness have increased since he so adroitly played flamboyantly gay singer-songwriter Peter Allen on Broadway.

"The  questions about sexuality I find more here in America than anywhere else,  because it’s a big hang-up and defines what people think about themselves and  others.  It’s not a big issue in Australia,” he says in this Sunday's issue of Parade

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Photo: Hugh Jackman is not gay. No, really. Credit: WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead