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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Gay

As a celebrity, life is a constant bombardment of scrutiny in the public eye. Everyone from fans to haters are eager to know every detail about lives of the stars. It’s why some celebrities try to stay out of the limelight and attempt to live their lives as privately as possible. Unfortunately, certain information cannot help but get out.

Hollywood has always been somewhat accepting when celebrities have publicly admitted that they are homosexual. But even in our society, celebrities fear what being gay can do to their image. Celebrities like Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres have made it important to use their sexuality in order to be role models for others to come out.

You may be surprised to find that there are some celebrities who would rather be discreet about their sexual preferences – at least to the world of Hollywood. It might be scary to let your fans or others know you are gay when people can be so judging. Sometimes, it’s best to keep your professional life and personal life completely separate. You will be surprised to see some of your favorite stars who stepped out as proud of their sexuality.

Sam Smith

The Grammy winning singer proudly came out in 2014
Smith revealed a past relationship with model Jonathan Zeizel

Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory star Parsons used to be discreet about his sexuality

Parsons has been with his partner since 2002

He was relieved to come out during an interview

Ellen Page

Academy award nominee Page came out at an LGBT youth conference

She confessed that she was exhausted from lying by omission

Michael Sam

Michael Sam is a former college football Defensive Player of The Year

He became the first openly gay drafted player in NFL history

Neil Patrick Harris

Harris made a name for himself playing Doogie Howser

The HIMYM star came out in 2006

NPH is now married to David Burtka with 2 children

Matt Bomer

American Horror Story star Bomer came out in 2012

He and husband Simon Halls have 3 kids

It’s rumored his sexuality cost him a role as Superman

Wentworth Miller

Prison Break star Miller denied his homosexuality prior to 2013

Now he openly discusses his past as a closeted homosexual

Miller currently has a recurring role on The Flash