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Originally posted 05/10/2014 07:15PM
Michael Sam made NFL history Saturday night.
Originally posted 05/06/2014 06:45PM
Earlier this month, Matt Bomer surprised fans by revealing he has been married for years. Now, the White Collar actor is opening up about his wedding – and his journey to coming out.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 11:05AM
Olympic diver Tom Daley is so happy in his new relationship, he wanted to share it with his fans.
In a YouTube video released on Monday, the British Olympian, 19, says, "come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe ... That someone is a guy."
Daley says in the five-minute clip that he wanted "to put an end to all the rumors and speculation, and just say it, tell you guys," adding "is it a big deal? I don't think so."
"Of course I still fancy girls, but right now, I'm dating a guy, and I couldn't be happier," he said.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 09:45AM
When Maria Bello first met Clare Munn, she had an "immediate connection."
"I didn't think of it as romantic or sexual," Bello says in a New York Times column published Sunday titled Coming Out As A Modern Family. "She was one of the most beautiful, charming, brilliant, and funny people I had ever met, but it didn't occur to me that we could perhaps choose to love each other romantically."
The actress has a 12-year-old son, Jackson, from her former relationship with Dan McDermott and says she struggled with how to tell her only child about her relationship with a woman.
Originally posted 06/03/2013 01:05PM
Glee actress Charice Pempengco is speaking out about her sexuality.
When asked Sunday night during an interview with Filipino talk show host Boy Abunda on The Buzz if she is a lesbian, Pempengco replied in her native language Tagalog, "Yes ... I am."
Explaining that she chose to share the news on the popular show, Pempengco said, "I have deep gratitude for the Filipinos because they are the ones who know who I really am. ... I don't know what the problem is because for me, there is no problem with that. So now I ask for forgiveness from those who don't understand. And those who cannot accept. I apologize: I understand you."
Originally posted 01/30/2013 09:45AM
Jim Nabors, forever known as the star of 1964-69's Gomer Pyle, USMC, married his male partner of nearly 40 years, Stan Cadwallader, on Jan. 15, the retired performer and Hawaii resident told Hawaii News Now this week.
"I'm 82 and he's in his 60s, and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing," Nabors told the news service. "It's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody."
The ceremony took place before a judge and some neighbors from Hawaii, inside the couple's room at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Same-sex marriage was approved in Washington State during last November's general election and took effect Dec. 6.
Originally posted 01/14/2013 01:40PM
Jodie Foster brought some to tears when she spoke of her ailing mother during her revealing Golden Globes speech Sunday night – and, backstage, the actress continued to praise her.
"My mom is an amazing inspiration for me," Foster told reporters in the press room after her speech, in which she opened up about her family life with her two sons and ex-partner Cydney Bernard for the first time publicly.
"She picked me up from school and took me to see foreign films, sometimes two or three, and she wouldn't let me do my homework because she really wanted me to see movies. She passed that along to me, and I am grateful that she wanted me to be respected."
Originally posted 01/13/2013 10:45PM
Jodie Foster had some bewildered and some brought to tears during her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
While being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the actress, 50, delivered a powerful speech where she addressed everything from her sexuality to her relationship with her mother.
"While I'm here being all confessional, I guess I just have just a sudden urge to say something that I've never really been able to air in public," a smiling Foster said. "[It's] a declaration that I'm a little nervous about – but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I'm just going to put it out there – loud and proud."
Originally posted 01/07/2013 04:00PM
Actor Matt Dallas has some big news to share.
On Sunday evening, the Kyle XY star announced on Twitter that he's engaged to musician Blue Hamilton, his first public acknowledgement that he is gay.
"Starting off the year with a new fiancé, @bluehamilton. A great way to kick off 2013," Dallas, 30, wrote along with a photo of Hamilton lounging on a couch with a dog.
Hamilton has also documented his relationship with Dallas through Facebook profile photos of the happy couple together.
Originally posted 05/23/2012 04:15PM
Jim Parsons has quietly come out of the closet.
In a new profile in the New York Times, The Big Bang Theory star is matter-of-factly described "gay and in a 10-year relationship."
Parsons never directly addresses his sexuality or elaborates on the remark in the profile, and his rep had no additional comment when reached.
The Times profile couches its revelation in the context of the actor's most recent Broadway role as Tommy Boatwright in Larry Kramer's powerful play, The Normal Heart, about gay men dying of AIDS in New York in the '80s.
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