In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities

The former Nsync crooner publically came out in People Magazine in 2006. "I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," explained Bass. (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Lance Bass The former Nsync crooner publically came out in People Magazine in 2006. "I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," explained Bass. (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon discussed her sexuality with New York Magazine in 2006. "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. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure," said Nixon. (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Cynthia Nixon Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon discussed her sexuality with New York Magazine in 2006. "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. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure," said Nixon. (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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After having his son Parker in 2008, American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken told People Magazine he was gay. "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that," Aiken told People. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Clay Aiken After having his son Parker in 2008, American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken told People Magazine he was gay. "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that," Aiken told People. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)
The Scottish actor and his partner wed outside of London in 2007. He plays Eli Gold on the CBS show The Good Wife. (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
Alan Cumming The Scottish actor and his partner wed outside of London in 2007. He plays Eli Gold on the CBS show The Good Wife. (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
The Lord of the Rings and X-men actor has been out of the closet since 1988. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Sir Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings and X-men actor has been out of the closet since 1988. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
The interior designer and show host is openly gay. He lost his partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Nate Berkus The interior designer and show host is openly gay. He lost his partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
The Tony and Emmy winning actor recently discussed coming out to his mother on the Ellen Degeneres Show. "I said, '"I know you think I'm seeing a girl but I've been seeing a guy."' And she said, '"So you're a homosexual?"' And i said, '"Yeah, I guess so. Yeah, i guess so." And she said, "Oh, I would rather you were dead."' (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Nathan Lane The Tony and Emmy winning actor recently discussed coming out to his mother on the Ellen Degeneres Show. "I said, '"I know you think I'm seeing a girl but I've been seeing a guy."' And she said, '"So you're a homosexual?"' And i said, '"Yeah, I guess so. Yeah, i guess so." And she said, "Oh, I would rather you were dead."' (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
The fashion consultant is most famous for his encouraging phrase on Project Runway, "Make it work." He confirmed he is gay with Instinct Magazine in 2006. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
Tim Gunn The fashion consultant is most famous for his encouraging phrase on Project Runway, "Make it work." He confirmed he is gay with Instinct Magazine in 2006. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
Actor Chris Colfer is best known for his role on Glee as Kurt Hummel. Colfer is openly gay, and has discussed the frequent bullying in his past. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Chris Colfer Actor Chris Colfer is best known for his role on Glee as Kurt Hummel. Colfer is openly gay, and has discussed the frequent bullying in his past. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The British singer of Greek descent rose to fame with the band Wham! in the '80s. He has been with his partner, Kenny Goss, since 1996. (credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
George Michael The British singer of Greek descent rose to fame with the band Wham! in the '80s. He has been with his partner, Kenny Goss, since 1996. (credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
The Latina actress has played roles in ER, Star Trek and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She is openly lesbian. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Michelle Bonilla The Latina actress has played roles in ER, Star Trek and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She is openly lesbian. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
The comedienne and talk show host came out on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997. She wed her partner Portia De Rossi in 2008. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Ellen DeGeneres The comedienne and talk show host came out on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997. She wed her partner Portia De Rossi in 2008. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Will & Grace and Hot In Cleveland actor Sean Hayes came out in The Advocate magazine this year. Responding to the claim he had remained in the closet too long, Hayes responded, "I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it." (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Sean Hayes Will & Grace and Hot In Cleveland actor Sean Hayes came out in The Advocate magazine this year. Responding to the claim he had remained in the closet too long, Hayes responded, "I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I’m open to it." (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The English actor is best known for his roles in My Best Friend's Wedding and the Shrek series. He came out as gay in a novel he penned in 1989. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Rupert Everett The English actor is best known for his roles in My Best Friend's Wedding and the Shrek series. He came out as gay in a novel he penned in 1989. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Rosie O'Donnell The comedienne and media personality has been out of the closet since 2002. Two month after her announcement, her talk show ended. (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
The Puerto Rican pop singer announced his sexuality on his official website earlier this year. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Martin wrote. "I am very blessed to be who I am." (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Ricky Martin The Puerto Rican pop singer announced his sexuality on his official website earlier this year. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Martin wrote. "I am very blessed to be who I am." (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Baxter is best known as Elyse Keaton, Michael J. Fox's mother on the ABC show Family Ties. She came out in 2009 after The National Enquirer claimed she was seen on a 'lesbian cruise' with a female friend.  (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Meredith Baxter Baxter is best known as Elyse Keaton, Michael J. Fox's mother on the ABC show Family Ties. She came out in 2009 after The National Enquirer claimed she was seen on a 'lesbian cruise' with a female friend. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
American rock musician and songwriter Melissa Etheridge came out at the 1993 Triangle Ball. (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Melissa Etheridge American rock musician and songwriter Melissa Etheridge came out at the 1993 Triangle Ball. (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane is best known as Scotty Wandell, his character on Brothers & Sisters. He is openly gay. (credit: CHRISTIAN ALMINANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Luke Macfarlane Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane is best known as Scotty Wandell, his character on Brothers & Sisters. He is openly gay. (credit: CHRISTIAN ALMINANA/AFP/Getty Images)
The American actress is best known as the deliciously mean Sue Sylvester on the show Glee. She has also played comedic roles in The 40-Year-Old-Virgin and Best in Show. She is openly lesbian and she married her partner Lara Embry earlier this year.(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Jane Lynch The American actress is best known as the deliciously mean Sue Sylvester on the show Glee. She has also played comedic roles in The 40-Year-Old-Virgin and Best in Show. She is openly lesbian and she married her partner Lara Embry earlier this year.(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Comedienne Wanda Sykes is openly lesbian. She has two children with her wife. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Wanda Sykes Comedienne Wanda Sykes is openly lesbian. She has two children with her wife. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Financial advisor and Oprah regular Suze Orman came out in The New York Times Magazine in 2007. She revealed that she has been with her partner, Kathy Travis, for seven years. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Suze Orman Financial advisor and Oprah regular Suze Orman came out in The New York Times Magazine in 2007. She revealed that she has been with her partner, Kathy Travis, for seven years. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
The Aussie Arrested Development and Better off Ted actress came out of the closet in 2005 to Details Magazine and The Advocate Magazine. She wed Ellen DeGeneres in 2008. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Portia de Rossi The Aussie Arrested Development and Better off Ted actress came out of the closet in 2005 to Details Magazine and The Advocate Magazine. She wed Ellen DeGeneres in 2008. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The Grey's Anatomy actor confirmed her was gay to People Magazine in 2006. "I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me," he said to the mag. (credit: Rob Loud/Getty Images)
T.R. Knight The Grey's Anatomy actor confirmed her was gay to People Magazine in 2006. "I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me," he said to the mag. (credit: Rob Loud/Getty Images)
The Canadian singer told The Advocate she was a lesbian in 1992. "I think coming out helped a lot for me personally, because living in honesty and living open, and in truth is an amazing feeling and I highly recommend it for anyone. No matter what you're hiding, just let it go," said Lang. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)
K.D. Lang The Canadian singer told The Advocate she was a lesbian in 1992. "I think coming out helped a lot for me personally, because living in honesty and living open, and in truth is an amazing feeling and I highly recommend it for anyone. No matter what you're hiding, just let it go," said Lang. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)
The English singer/songwriter told Rolling Stone Magazine he was comfortable being gay in 1988. (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
Elton John The English singer/songwriter told Rolling Stone Magazine he was comfortable being gay in 1988. (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
The Japanese American actor is most famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek. He revealed that he is gay to Fronteirs Magazine in 2005. He told the magazine, "It's not really coming out, which suggests opening a door and stepping through. It's more like a long, long walk through what began as a narrow corridor that starts to widen." He married his partner, Brad Altman, in 2008. (credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
George Takei The Japanese American actor is most famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek. He revealed that he is gay to Fronteirs Magazine in 2005. He told the magazine, "It's not really coming out, which suggests opening a door and stepping through. It's more like a long, long walk through what began as a narrow corridor that starts to widen." He married his partner, Brad Altman, in 2008. (credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
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In February 2007 former pro basketball player John Amaechi became the first NBA athlete to come out of the closet. (credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
John Amaechi In February 2007 former pro basketball player John Amaechi became the first NBA athlete to come out of the closet. (credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
Tab Hunter was a lady-killing movie heartthrob in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2005, he published his autobiography, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star," in which he came out.  (credit: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Tab Hunter Tab Hunter was a lady-killing movie heartthrob in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2005, he published his autobiography, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star," in which he came out. (credit: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Pete Williams, of NBC News, was outed while serving as the mouthpiece for then Defense Secretary Dick Cheney. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
Pete Williams Pete Williams, of NBC News, was outed while serving as the mouthpiece for then Defense Secretary Dick Cheney. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
Rufus Wainwright, the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, says he realized he was gay when he was a young teenager and has always been public about his orientation. (credit: Steven Henry/Getty Images)
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright, the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, says he realized he was gay when he was a young teenager and has always been public about his orientation. (credit: Steven Henry/Getty Images)
San Diego native RuPaul - born RuPaul Andre Charles on Nov. 17, 1960 - became a drag queen superstar in the 1990s thanks to hits like "Supermodel (You Better Work)" and others. (credit:Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
RuPaul San Diego native RuPaul - born RuPaul Andre Charles on Nov. 17, 1960 - became a drag queen superstar in the 1990s thanks to hits like "Supermodel (You Better Work)" and others. (credit:Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Author Christopher Rice, son of author Anne Rice enjoys a large following both gay and straight. He is especially proud of his gay fans and vice versa. He's been quoted as saying, "After 'Density of Souls', more than 1,000 young gay men contacted me and said that I captured what it was like for them going through those years. That means everything to me." (credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Christopher Rice Author Christopher Rice, son of author Anne Rice enjoys a large following both gay and straight. He is especially proud of his gay fans and vice versa. He's been quoted as saying, "After 'Density of Souls', more than 1,000 young gay men contacted me and said that I captured what it was like for them going through those years. That means everything to me." (credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Actor Danny Pintauro (yup, little Jonathan on "Who's The Boss?") is a New Jersey native. Born in 1976, he came out publicly in 1997 to the National Enquirer. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Danny Pintauro Actor Danny Pintauro (yup, little Jonathan on "Who's The Boss?") is a New Jersey native. Born in 1976, he came out publicly in 1997 to the National Enquirer. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Marc Cherry, creator and executive producer of the TV show "Desperate Housewives" also wrote for "The Golden Girls." As liberal as his humor is, in a Newsweek interview Cherry said he was a conservative Republican. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Marc Cherry Marc Cherry, creator and executive producer of the TV show "Desperate Housewives" also wrote for "The Golden Girls." As liberal as his humor is, in a Newsweek interview Cherry said he was a conservative Republican. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis won Olymmpic gold medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1988 in Seoul. In the early 90s, he was romantically paired with TV entertainment reporter Steve Kmetko. (credit: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for The Pantages Theatre)
Greg Louganis Former U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis won Olymmpic gold medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1988 in Seoul. In the early 90s, he was romantically paired with TV entertainment reporter Steve Kmetko. (credit: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for The Pantages Theatre)
Kelly McGillis, the "Top Gun" and "Witness" star, was married twice and has two daughters. McGillis came out in April 2009 as a lesbian saying she was "done with the man thing." Hollywood long speculated that McGillis was a lesbian and she was asked, for years, to clarify her sexual orientation. In 2007 she joined the cast of "The L Word" a show about lesbian and bisexual women adding more fuel to the speculative fires. McGillis told the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender) site shewired.com that coming to terms with her sexuality has been an on-going process since she was 12. Raised in a religious home, she believed as a youngster that God was "punishing" her for being gay. (credit:Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kelly McGillis Kelly McGillis, the "Top Gun" and "Witness" star, was married twice and has two daughters. McGillis came out in April 2009 as a lesbian saying she was "done with the man thing." Hollywood long speculated that McGillis was a lesbian and she was asked, for years, to clarify her sexual orientation. In 2007 she joined the cast of "The L Word" a show about lesbian and bisexual women adding more fuel to the speculative fires. McGillis told the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender) site shewired.com that coming to terms with her sexuality has been an on-going process since she was 12. Raised in a religious home, she believed as a youngster that God was "punishing" her for being gay. (credit:Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
John "J.P." Calderon, contestant on "Survivor: Cook Islands," became a male model after appearing on the reality show. After joining "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency", the perfectly buff Calderon came out on national TV and appeared on the cover of the gay male lifestyle magazine Instinct. (credit: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
John Calderon John "J.P." Calderon, contestant on "Survivor: Cook Islands," became a male model after appearing on the reality show. After joining "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency", the perfectly buff Calderon came out on national TV and appeared on the cover of the gay male lifestyle magazine Instinct. (credit: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
This Tennessee native has guest starred on many popular sitcoms, but is best known for his reoccuring character as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace. He is openly gay and has recently starred in Laugh Out, an interactive gay-themed comedy show. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Leslie Jordan This Tennessee native has guest starred on many popular sitcoms, but is best known for his reoccuring character as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace. He is openly gay and has recently starred in Laugh Out, an interactive gay-themed comedy show. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
First-ever "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch may have won $1 million on the reality show in 2000, but slights to the taxman put Hatch behind bars for tax evasion in 2006. Hatch claimed he was prosecuted because he is gay. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Tabu Ultra Lounge)
Richard Hatch First-ever "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch may have won $1 million on the reality show in 2000, but slights to the taxman put Hatch behind bars for tax evasion in 2006. Hatch claimed he was prosecuted because he is gay. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Tabu Ultra Lounge)
Schneider is the iconic lead singer of the band the B52s. He is openly gay. (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Fred Schneider Schneider is the iconic lead singer of the band the B52s. He is openly gay. (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor/singer Harvey Fierstein is best known for his semi-autobiographical play and film "Torch Song Trilogy" about the trials and triumphs of a gay man living through the 1970s. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Harvey Fierstein Actor/singer Harvey Fierstein is best known for his semi-autobiographical play and film "Torch Song Trilogy" about the trials and triumphs of a gay man living through the 1970s. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Clinton is an American comedienne. She is famous for her political quips from a LGBTQ perspective.  (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Kate Clinton Clinton is an American comedienne. She is famous for her political quips from a LGBTQ perspective. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Broadway hunk and singer Cheyenne Jackson has a devoted legion of fans -- both men and women -- who swooned watching him in "All Shook Up," "Damn Yankees" and "Xanadu." His partner is Monte Lapka, a physicist. They have been together for ten years. (credit: Venturelli/WireImage)
Cheyenne Jackson Broadway hunk and singer Cheyenne Jackson has a devoted legion of fans -- both men and women -- who swooned watching him in "All Shook Up," "Damn Yankees" and "Xanadu." His partner is Monte Lapka, a physicist. They have been together for ten years. (credit: Venturelli/WireImage)
Film and stage actress Cherry Jones became the first open lesbian to win a Tony Award when she received Best Actress in a Play for 1995's "The Heiress. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry Jones Film and stage actress Cherry Jones became the first open lesbian to win a Tony Award when she received Best Actress in a Play for 1995's "The Heiress. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Chad Allen, who played Matthew Cooper on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," came out in the Oct. 9, 2001, issue of The Advocate. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Chad Allen Actor Chad Allen, who played Matthew Cooper on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," came out in the Oct. 9, 2001, issue of The Advocate. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The "fashion savant" on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy grew up on a pony farm in Pennsylvania. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Carson Kressley The "fashion savant" on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy grew up on a pony farm in Pennsylvania. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Actor Richard Chamberlain - star of TV's "Dr. Kildare," "The Thorn Birds" and "Shogun," among other shows - published an autobiography when he was 69 years old acknowledging that he was gay. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Richard Chamberlain Actor Richard Chamberlain - star of TV's "Dr. Kildare," "The Thorn Birds" and "Shogun," among other shows - published an autobiography when he was 69 years old acknowledging that he was gay. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Boy George - real name George O'Dowd - found superstar fame in the 1980s with the band Culture Club. He dated Jon Moss, the drummer in Culture Club. Boy George was famously quoted as saying he preferred "a nice cup to tea" to sex. (Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Boy George Boy George - real name George O'Dowd - found superstar fame in the 1980s with the band Culture Club. He dated Jon Moss, the drummer in Culture Club. Boy George was famously quoted as saying he preferred "a nice cup to tea" to sex. (Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean's 1999 book "Going The Other Way" revealed his homosexuality and alleged widespread homophobia in professional sports.  (Credit: Teresa Lee/Getty Images)
Billy Bean Former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean's 1999 book "Going The Other Way" revealed his homosexuality and alleged widespread homophobia in professional sports. (Credit: Teresa Lee/Getty Images)
Actor B.D. Wong, known for his role as Dr. George Huang on "Law & Order: SVU," used a surrogate to carry a child for him and his partner. In 2000, the woman gave birth to twins from an ovum taken from his partner's sister. Wong journaled his experiences in the book Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
B.D. Wong Actor B.D. Wong, known for his role as Dr. George Huang on "Law & Order: SVU," used a surrogate to carry a child for him and his partner. In 2000, the woman gave birth to twins from an ovum taken from his partner's sister. Wong journaled his experiences in the book Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Alan Ball is the creator and producer of HBO's vampire series True Blood. He also won an Academy Award for his "American Beauty" screenplay and created the drama series "Six Feet Under" for HBO. In 2008 he made Out Magazine's annual list of 100 most impressive gay men and women. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Alan Ball Alan Ball is the creator and producer of HBO's vampire series True Blood. He also won an Academy Award for his "American Beauty" screenplay and created the drama series "Six Feet Under" for HBO. In 2008 he made Out Magazine's annual list of 100 most impressive gay men and women. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actor Anthony Rapp starred in the original Broadway cast of "Rent," and later starred in the film version of the musical. He came out to his mother over the phone at age 18. (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Anthony Rapp Actor Anthony Rapp starred in the original Broadway cast of "Rent," and later starred in the film version of the musical. He came out to his mother over the phone at age 18. (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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