Stars Who Have Recently Asserted Their LGBT Status


As anyone on the LGBT spectrum — and R. Kelly — will tell you, being “trapped in the closet” is never an easy existence.
Thankfully, though, it’s the 21st century, and one’s “alternative lifestyle” is no longer the tabloid fodder it once was. Nowadays, celebrities’ sexualities are no longer what defines them, necessarily, but instead just an attribute.
Still, coming out takes some serious balls, so to speak, so we salute the following celebs who have all become “out and proud” recently.
Victor Garber

The Alias alum and Deception star confirmed in a January 2013 interview that a Wikipedia mention of his male partner was accurate, the first time he’s addressed his sexuality publicly.
Matt Dallas

In the latest in a trend of low-key comings-out, Kyle XY star Matt Dallas nonchalantly revealed his fiancé, musician Blue Hamilton, in a January 2013 tweet.
Sam Champion

The Good Morning America weatherman came out in October 2012 and also announced his engagement to boyfriend Rubem Robierb. The happy couple married that December.

The glam rocker categorized himself as gay — and revealed that many of his songs are about a relationship with a man — in a September 2012 Instinct magazine article.

Frank Ocean

The Grammy nominee discussed a previous relationship with a man in a July 2012 Tumblr post, and the hip-hop community seemed to meet his announcement with an upswell of support.
Anderson Cooper

The CNN silver fox has never hidden his sexuality, but he asserted it head-on in July 2012 via a public email to journalist Andrew Sullivan.

Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory breakout’s status as a gay man was mentioned casually in a May 2012 New York Times article.
Gillian Anderson

Though she’s had at least two long-term relationships with men, the X-Files beauty revealed in a March 2012 interview with Out magazine that she has enjoyed relationships with women, as well.
Matt Bomer

Upon receiving a humanitarian award for his HIV/AIDS activism in February 2012, White Collar hunk Matt Bomer thanked his partner, Simon, and their children.