Photos: Coming out in Hollywood”House of Cards”star Kevin Spacey came out through a declaration on Twitter< a href=""target ="_ blank "> after he was accused of alleged sexual misconduct in 1986 by actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. Spacey apologized to Rapp in the declaration and likewise said “I have actually liked and had romantic encounters with males throughout my life, and I select now to live as a gay male.”

Pictures: 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”began to discover young boys and ladies attractive.” The vocalist went on to state that at the age of 17 he had his first experience “with a male that I had an attraction to who I likewise worked with and matured with.”

Images: Coming out in Hollywood Singer Barry Manilow married longtime partner and manager Garry Kief in a secret ceremony in 2014. Manilow came out after news of the marriage was revealed in 2015.

Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Star Colton Haynes goes to the 2015 March Of Dimes Celebration Of Children at the Beverly Wilshire 4 Seasons Hotel on December 4.

“I wish to be labeled as a human who likes human beings,”she stated. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Writer Lauren Morelli stated that dealing with” Orange Is the New Black”assisted her understand that she was gay.

In March2017 she wed among the program

‘s stars, Samira Wiley. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Actress Ellen Page revealed she is gay

at a Human Rights Campaign occasion in February 2014.”I am tired of hiding, and I am tired of

lying by omission,” Page informed the crowd. Pictures: Coming out in Hollywood In December 2013,”Great Early morning America”anchor Robin Roberts came out as a lesbian in a Facebook post showing on the past year and thanking fans for their support after her bone marrow transplant. It was also the very first public acknowledgment of her partner, Amber Laign.”I am grateful for my entire household, my long time girlfriend Amber, and pals as we prepare to commemorate a marvelous brand-new year together,”Roberts wrote. Images: Coming out in Hollywood In

a column in the New York Times, Maria Bello described the process of falling in love with her female friend, Clare, and how that affected her relationship with her 12-year-old boy.

Pictures: Coming out in Hollywood Ellen DeGeneres came out quickly after her character Ellen, on an ABC sitcom, came out on-air amidst debate in 1997.”I never wished to be the lesbian actress,” DeGeneres informed Time publication. “I never desired to be the representative for the gay community. Ever. I did it for my own fact.” DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi, also kept her sexuality a secret for many years.

Images: Coming out in Hollywood”Fast & Furious”star Michelle Rodriguez informed EW,”I have actually gone both methods. I do as I please,” while talking about how lots of have assumed she is gay. < div data-slidename ="Coming out in Hollywood" data-analytics=" _ body_image">

Photos: Coming out in Hollywood’NSync vocalist Lance Bass appeared on the cover of People in August 2006 with the heading “I’m Gay.” “I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other people’ careers in my hand, and I understood that if I ever acted upon it or even said (that I was gay), it would subdue everything,” Bass informed the publication in discussing why he didn’t come out sooner.

Photos: Coming out in Hollywood In May 2012, a New York Times story about”The Normal Heart’s”Jim Parsons exposed that the”Big Bang Theory”actor is

gay and in a 10-year relationship.< div data-slidename="Coming out in Hollywood"data-analytics=" _ body_image"> Images: Coming out in Hollywood While accepting a humanitarian award in February 2012,”Clerical”star Matt Bomer said he”specifically”wanted to thank”my beautiful family: Simon, Set, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what genuine love is. “(Individuals publication determines”Simon” as his partner, publicist Simon Halls.)Bomer’s reveal wasn’t overt, however some have congratulated the star for acknowledging his sexuality, which has been the subject of gossip in the industry. Pictures: Coming out in Hollywood Star Zachary Quinto said he was inspired toacknowledge his homosexuality in October 2011

after a 14-year-old, who was obviously being bothered over his sexuality, killed himself.”Due to Jamey’s death, it ended up being clear to me in an immediate that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply insufficient to make any considerable contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to finish equality. ” Images: Coming out in Hollywood “There had never ever, ever been a nation music artist who had actually acknowledged his or her homosexuality, “Chely Wright told People when she came out in 2010. Pictures: Coming out in Hollywood Pop singer Ricky Martin declared openly in March 2010 exactly what he prevented talking about

for years.”I am proud to say that I am a lucky homosexual guy

,”Martin wrote on his official website. “I am extremely blessed to be who I am. “< div data-slidename="Coming out in Hollywood" data-analytics= "_ body_image "> Photos: Coming out in Hollywood In April 1998

, British pop star George Michael informed CNN that he was gay.”This is as good ofa time as any, “the Wham! vocalist stated.”I want to state that I have no problem with people understanding that I’m in a relationship with a guy right now. I have not been in a relationship with a female for practically Ten Years. “The pop star died in December 2016.

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After years as a funnyman and starlet, Rosie O’Donnell came out two months before her talk show went off-air in 2002. The statement came during a funny routine at the Ovarian Cancer Research study benefit at Carolines Comedy Club in New York City. “I don’t understand why individuals make such a huge deal about the gay thing,” she stated throughout her act. “Individuals are puzzled, they’re surprised, like this is a huge discovery to somebody.”

David Furnish inDecember 2005. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Stand-up comedian and actress Wanda Sykes revealed her sexual preference– and her marital relationship– in 2008 at a rally for gay marital relationship.” You understand, I do not truly discuss my sexual orientation,” Sykes stated.”I didn’t feel like I had to. I was simply living my life, not always in the closet, but I was living my life. … But I got pissed off. They pissed me off. I said, ‘You understand what? Now I got ta get in your face.'” Sykes was describing the passage of Proposition 8, banning gay marriage, in California days after her wedding event.

Pictures: Coming out in Hollywood Reports of”Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon’s relationship with Christine Marinoni appeared in 2004, six years after the tv show’s best. Nixon discussed her relationship with New york city Magazine in 2006, saying, “I never ever seemed like there was an unconscious part of me around that awakened or that came out of the closet; there wasn’t a struggle; there wasn’t an attempt to suppress. I satisfied this female, I fell in love with her, and I’m a public figure.”

Images: Coming out in Hollywood As soon as understood finest as the TV character he played during youth, Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris has continued his effective acting profession as an adult. Harris often strolls the red carpet with partner David Burtka and starred in the hit comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” He informed People magazine in 2006 that he is, in truth, gay. “I am happy to resolve any reports or mistaken beliefs and am rather proud to state that I am a very content gay guy.”

Images: Coming out in Hollywood “Family Ties”starlet Meredith Baxter validated in December 2009 rumors that she is a lesbian. “Anyone who’s a friend of mine, anyone who knows and cares about me, knows,” the actress described to Matt Lauer on the “Today” program. “It’s obvious that I’m gay, however it has actually been to the greater world.” Baxter remains in a long-term relationship with a building contractor, Nancy Locke.