actor Thomas Dekker, known for his roles in "Heroes" and "Terminator: 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'." Dekker. But men Sir John Gielgud, an openly gay male actor, did win Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1981 for his performance in Arthur. Also Read: Mary and Max director Adam Elliot thanked his boyfriend on stage in 2004 when he won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film Harvie Krumpet. User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood, writer Lauren Morelli said that working on "Orange Is the New Black" helped her realize that she was gay. "I never wanted to be the spokesperson for the gay community. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood "Fast Furious" star Michelle Rodriguez told EW, "I've gone both ways. Openly gay men to have won an Oscar include Best Supporting Actor winner Sir John Gielgud for Arthur in 1981, screenplay writers Alan Ball (for American Beauty in 2000) and Dustin Lance Black (for Milk in 2009) plus Elton John, who also won the Best. Photos: 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." The singer went on to say that at the age. More recently, Dustin Lance Black won an Oscar in 2009 for writing Milk. And being gay doesn't mean that you are less than anybody else. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood 'NSync singer Lance Bass appeared on the cover of People in August 2006 with the headline "I'm Gay." "I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew. Smollett confirmed that he is gay during a chat with Ellen DeGeneres. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood In May 2012, a New York Times story about "The Normal Heart's" Jim Parsons revealed that the "Big Bang Theory" actor is gay and in a 10-year relationship. McKellen, who has been nominated twicefor. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood, jussie Smollett's character, Jamal Lyon, on the Fox TV show "Empire" came out, and so did the actor. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Pop singer Ricky Martin declared publicly in March 2010 what he avoided discussing for years. 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. Smith managed to compound his error by later giving an interview to Good Morning Britain on ITV. "This is as good of a time as any the Wham! Nixon discussed her relationship with New York Magazine in 2006, saying, "I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn't a struggle; there wasn't an attempt to suppress. Matt Bomer said he "especially" wanted to thank "my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. "I am very blessed to be who." Photos: Coming out in Hollywood In April 1998, British pop star George Michael told CNN that he was gay. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood, actress Ellen Page announced she is gay at a Human Rights Campaign event in February 2014. The singer, who won the Best Original Song Academy Award for Spectre theme Writings on the Wall, may be slightly embarrassed to learn that a number of gay people have won Oscars in the past, and even more embarrassed that he misread black McKellans", which. "I read an article a few months ago by Ian McKellen, and he said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar Smith said. Singer Barry Manilow married longtime partner and manager Garry Kief in a secret ceremony in 2014. Full Screen Photos: 1/ Best-Dressed Celebrities. What about giving me one for playing a straight man? I did it for my own truth." DeGeneres' wife, Portia de Rossi, also kept her sexuality a secret for many years.

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