13 Gay Celebrities Who Have Come Out Since 2000
In October 2017, Kevin Spacey came out on Twitter following an allegation of sexual assault by actor Anthony Rapp.
#12 Charlie Carver
During the year 2016, this Teen Wolf and Leftovers actor Charlie Carver came out via his Instagram account. He wrote, “As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor. It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade. Over time, this abstract ’knowing’ grew and articulated itself through a painful gestation marked by feelings of despair and alienation, ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: ’I am gay.'”
#11 Colton Haynes
This yet another brilliant actor revealed about his sexual preference on Tumblr while announcing to the world that he's gay.
#10 Neil Patrick Harris
He is the one person who never came it discreet. But he confirmed about it with this statement that he gave to People magazine in 2006, saying, "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love."
#9 Tim Cook
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook confirmed about him being a gay in an opinion piece published by Businessweek on October 30, 2014. The personal essay advocates for human rights and equality. He said, "Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me. Of course, I’ve had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences. Not everyone is so lucky."
#8 Jodie Foster
During her Golden Globe acceptance speech in the year 2013, she publically accepted it saying, "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers, and then gradually and proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met."
#7 Anderson Cooper
In 2012, Cooper issued a statement thereby publically coming out. The statement read, "I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something-something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed, or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true... The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."
#6 Lance Bass
In the year 2006, Lance Bass gave a statement to People magazine. He said, "The thing is, I'm not ashamed – that's the one thing I want to say. I don't think it's wrong, I'm not devastated going through this. I'm more liberated and happy than I've been my whole life. I'm just happy."
#5 Zachary Quinto
In an interview with New York magazine, Zachary Quinto accepted him being a gay. He has been openly supporting various gay organizations ever since.
#4 Chris Colfer
Since his appearance in "Glee" in 2009, he has been open and loud about his sexuality.
#3 George Takei
He officially came out and announced him being gay in 2002 while giving his statement in Frontiers magazine. He has since become a popular champion for gay rights. He married his longtime partner Brad Altman in 2008.
#2 Sean Hayes
Immensely popular for his role in Jack on the hit show "Will & Grace". He publically came out in 2010, and as recently as 2013 has said that he regrets waiting so long to publicly acknowledge his sexuality.
#1 Ricky Martin
He came out in 2010 while writing a statement on a website saying "these years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed." Since then he is an outspoken advocate for gay rights and same-sex marriage.
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