Imagine you are stuck in a situation where feel you could not be your true self. You are fearful of embarrassment, ridicule or being fired because of this secret you are holding tightly onto. Inside your gut wrenches because you think that your parents or closest friends will shun you. You’re living a lie. Day-by-day you are covering the truth, burying it in ridiculous remarks or actions. Only the truth can set you free from this prison you’ve put yourself in.
While that description may have seemed somewhat dramatic, those were just some of the thoughts and feelings many members of the gay community go through. I would imagine it is even more amplified if you are someone constantly in the eye of the public. Not only are the famed supposed to look a certain way, but they are expected to act a certain way to land jobs or even keep the one they have. For example, many actors have been turned down for various roles because of who they are.
Over the years, society has become more and more acceptable of homosexuality, which has led members of the gay community to feel free and be more open about who they are; well, minus professional sports. In years past, and for some even to this day, they cover who they are by following the path of tradition and what is expected of them through pressure of their peers, careers or many other instances. They even go so far as to marry someone to mask their true identity. In this video, we will show you ten famous gay men who married women in order to cover their secret.