Charlie Carver came out as gay Monday on Instagram.

The 27-year-old actor wrote a series of posts saying he took inspiration from the quote, "Be who you needed when you were younger."

"For me, and my family, [coming out as a teen] was a precious conversation, one where I felt that I'd begun to claim myself, my life, and what felt like the beginning of a very-adult-notion of my own authenticity," the star wrote. "For that, and for them, I am forever grateful."

"Fame, to whatever degree, is a tricky creature," he continued. "When it came to this differentiation of public/private, I was of the opinion that my sexuality could stay off the table ... I did not want to be defined by my sexuality. Sure, I am a proud gay man, but I don't identify as a Gay man, or a GAY man, or just gay. I identify as a lot of things."

"Things in this business have changed and will continue to," he added. "There's a lot about the Now that I'm very excited about these days. I feel like more and more people, particularly young people, are striving to create a safe world for each other."

Carver and his twin brother Max Carver are known for playing Porter and Preston on ABC drama "Desperate Housewives" and Ethan and Aiden on MTV series "Teen Wolf." The pair now play Adam and Scott on HBO drama "The Leftovers" starring Justin Theroux.