Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Coming out in Hollywood While accepting a humanitarian award in , "White Collar" star Matt Bomer said he "especially" wanted to thank "my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. Hide Caption 1 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey came out via a statement on Twitter after he was accused of alleged sexual misconduct in by actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was Spacey apologized to Rapp in the statement and also said, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.
Coming out in Hollywood Aaron Carter shared a note with fans on Twitter in August saying that when he was around 13 years old he "started to find boys and girls attractive. Coming out in Hollywood Actress Kristen Stewart referred to herself as "so gay" during her monologue when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" in February. In August she opened up more about her sexuality in an interview with Harper's Bazaar U.
Hide Caption 4 of 36 Photos: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," came out publicly via a tweeted statement in July after he said "a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to 'out' me. Hide Caption 5 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Singer Barry Manilow married longtime partner and manager Garry Kief in a secret ceremony in Manilow came out after news of the marriage was made public in Hide Caption 6 of 36 Photos: Hide Caption 7 of 36 Photos: Smollett confirmed that he is gay during a chat with Ellen DeGeneres.
Hide Caption 8 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Joel Grey told People magazine that he doesn't like labels, but "if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man. Hide Caption 9 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Country singer Ty Herndon says he started revealing his sexuality to friends and family years ago, but he came out publicly in in an interview with People magazine. Hide Caption 10 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Another country singer, Billy Gilman, also came out after being inspired by Herndon, posting a message to YouTube.
Hide Caption 11 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Raven-Symone was in a relationship with a woman at the time, but the actress told Oprah Winfrey in that she doesn't want to be labeled as gay. Hide Caption 12 of 36 Photos: In March she married one of the show's stars, Samira Wiley. Hide Caption 13 of 36 Photos: Hide Caption 15 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood In December , "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts came out as a lesbian in a Facebook post reflecting on the past year and thanking fans for their support after her bone marrow transplant.
It was also the first public acknowledgment of her partner, Amber Laign. Hide Caption 16 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood In a column in the New York Times , Maria Bello described the process of falling in love with her female best friend, Clare, and how that affected her relationship with her year-old son.
Hide Caption 17 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Bob Harper's confirmation that he's gay came about as a desire to comfort a "Biggest Loser" contestant. On a November episode, personal trainer Harper, 48, talked about his sexuality for the first time on the reality weight loss competition in an effort to show the contestant that he doesn't have to be ashamed.
And being gay doesn't mean that you are less than anybody else. It's just who you are. Coming out in Hollywood Maulik Pancholy's sexuality wasn't a secret, but he did take the extra step of going on the record about it in November -- just in case someone out there wasn't clear. The actor, who memorably portrayed the obsessive and loyal assistant Jonathan on "30 Rock," told Out magazine that he's been in a relationship for nine years.
Hide Caption 19 of 36 Photos: I did it for my own truth. Hide Caption 20 of 36 Photos: I do as I please," while discussing how many have assumed she is gay. Hide Caption 21 of 36 Photos: Petersburg International Film Festival in protest of Russia's anti-gay policies.
Hide Caption 22 of 36 Photos: Hide Caption 23 of 36 Photos: Hide Caption 24 of 36 Photos: Hide Caption 25 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Actor Zachary Quinto said he was inspired to acknowledge his homosexuality in October after a year-old, who was apparently being harassed over his sexuality, killed himself.
Coming out in Hollywood "There had never, ever been a country music artist who had acknowledged his or her homosexuality," Chely Wright told People when she came out in Hide Caption 27 of 36 Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Pop singer Ricky Martin declared publicly in March what he avoided discussing for years.