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Should straight actors play gay roles?
Straight actors should not play gay characters.
The impact of gay actors playing gay characters is larger.
Gay people need more visibility, and gay actors playing gay characters would help with that.
The character is more believable if the actor has a personal connection to the role because of their sexuality.
Actors are doing what's called "acting". That means by definition they're pretending to be something they are not. If we go by this, the only thing actors could play is themselves.
People should not be denied work based on their sexuality.
It should be at the discretion of the director to choose who best suits the role.
Gay actors are not necessarily better at portraying a gay character.
Just because someone hasn't publicly stated they are gay, does not mean they are completely straight
It does not matter who represents gay people in the media, but simply that there is more representation.
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