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21 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Gay

Even though much has changed over the years with the ruling on same sex marriage, coming out as being gay or bisexual can still be quite frightening due to all the criticism from people, friends, and family who don’t support the LGBT community. But imagine being a celebrity and disclosing your sexual orientation to the world and not really knowing how your fans will react, that has to be even more difficult. Lets see if you knew that the following 21 celebrities were gay.

1. Ellen Page

Ellen Page has won over 25 awards and has been nominated for best actress for her role in Juno. She is seen as one of the best up and coming actresses in Hollywood. She came out in 2014 saying that she was tired of hiding her sexuality. She discussed this difficult decision to come out on the Ellen Show.

2. Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson has appeared in romantic comedies, such as What Women Want and Down With Love. She has also been on Broadway and, more recently, in the series American Horror Story. She dated actress Cherry Jones, but they broke up in 2009. Paulson says she is open to relationships with women and men.

3. Kristian Nairn

Kristian is most recognized as Hodor on Game of Thrones, but he is also a DJ. He was born in Northern Ireland and stands at 6’11”. In 2014, he stated that he is gay, but that he considers his sexuality to be a small part of who he is as a whole.

4. Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster married photographer Alexandra Hedison in 2014. Jodie always valued her privacy, but she came out publicly in 2013 during an acceptance speech.

5. Matt Bomer

Star of White Collar, Matt Bomer has 3 kids with his life partner Simon Halls.

6. Sir Ian Mckellen

We know him as Magneto in the X-Men movies and Gandalf in Lord of the Rings.

7. Amber Heard

Before Amber Heard and Johnny Depp began their relationship, Amber was in a long term relationship with female artist and filmmaker Tasya Van Ree. Amber doesn’t consider herself straight or gay. She has said that she loves who she loves. It is the person that matters, not their gender.

8. Wentworth Miller

Best known for his roles in Prison Break and the CW series The Flash, he came out in 2013 through a protest of how the Russian government was treating its gay citizens.

9. Victor Garber

Victor Garber confirmed that he was gay in 2013 saying he thought everyone already knew!

10. Matt Dallas

Matt Dallas is best known for his role in the ABC Family show Kyle XY. In 2015, he married his partner of 5 years, musician Blue Hamilton.

11. Jonathan Bennett

We all know him as Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls, but in real life, he probably wouldn’t date Lindsey Lohan. He did date Matt Dallas (another actor on our list).

12. Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff was in Glee and, for 3 seasons, he played Lea Michelle’s love interest.

13. David Hyde Pierce

He is best known for his role as Doctor Niles Crane in Frasier. In 2008, he married his longtime partner, Brian Hargrove. They had been together for over 20 years.

14. Cynthia Nixon

Best known for her character Miranda on Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon was in a relationship with a man for several years and they had two children together. When their relationship ended, she met and eventually married education activist Christine Marinoni, who gave birth to their baby boy in 2011.

15. Cary Grant

One of classic Hollywood’s main leading men, he dated and lived with actor Randolph Scott for 12 years.

16. Wanda Sykes

Comedian Wanda Sykes has been married to her partner, Alex Niedbalski, since 2008. In 2009, Alex gave birth to a pair of fraternal twins.

17. Raven Symone

She had her start on the Cosby Show and then continued on to be a Disney Channel star. She has been a singer, actress, dancer, model, comedian and television producer all by the age of 30.

18. Michelle Rodriguez

Best known for her role on The Fast and the Furious, Michelle Rodriguez told Cosmopolitan Magazine that she goes both ways. She said, “I do as I please. I am too curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

19. Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper, the broadcast journalist, gave permission to Andrew Sullivan to publish an email he wrote in 2012. In it he said that he didn’t have any intention of hiding that he was gay. He wrote, “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.” Above he is pictured with boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani.

20. Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean began his career writing for other artists such as Justin Bieber, John Legend and Brandy. He became famous after releasing his first album. He came out in 2012 through his Tumblr blog and said his first true love was a man.

21. Jim Parsons

Known for his role on the Big Bang Theory, he has been in a relationship with art director Todd Spiewak for the last 10 years.

22. Jim Parsons

‘True Blood’s’ Anna Paquin married her co-star Stephen Moyer in 2010. In June 2014, Anna tweeted, “Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother. Marriage is about love not gender.”

23. Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett has appeared in movies such as ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding,’ ‘The Next Best Thing,’ and ‘Shrek.’ The actor has had a difficult time being open about his sexuality over the years facing criticism from family and friends. He advised actors to keep their sexuality private because straight men get offered more parts to play.

24. Carrie Brownstein

This ‘Portlandia’ star has been questioned about her sexuality for many years. In 2012, she told Willamette Week, “It’s weird, because no one’s actually ever asked me. People just always assume, like, you’re this or that. It’s like, ‘OK. I’m bisexual.”

25. Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming, known for his roles in ‘X Men’ and ‘The Good Wife’, spoke on Larry King Now about his sexuality. He said: “Yeah I mean I’ve always been bisexual. I had a boyfriend before I was married and I’ve always sort of felt I was bisexual.” He married his long time partner, Grant Shaffer in 2007 in London. They remarried in 2012 in New York.

26. Jane Lynch

When ‘Glee’ star Jane was a teen, she struggled with her sexuality and said that being gay “felt like a disease” and that she thought “she was the only gay person in the world.” Her role in the hit series ‘Glee’ has helped her be more open about her sexuality.

27. Clive Davis

The 80-year-old music mogul famous for helping Whitney Houston rise to stardom came out and revealed he’s bisexual in his new memoir, ‘The Soundtrack of My Life.’

28. Jillian Michaels

‘The Biggest Loser’ coach Jillian Michaels came out as bisexual in ‘Lady’s Home Journal.’ In 2010, she told the magazine, “Let’s just say I believe in healthy love. If I fall in love with a woman, that’s awesome. If I fall in love with a man, that’s awesome. As long as you fall in love… it’s like organic food. I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love.”

29. Michael Stipe

REM’s frontman was often asked if he was gay or bisexual and he never commented. But in 2008, he finally revealed he is gay and said, “Now I recognize that for public figures to be very open about their sexuality helps some kid somewhere.”

30. Josh Hutcherson

The 20-year-old ‘Hunger Games’ star identifies himself as “mostly straight” these days, but said, “Maybe I could say right now I’m 100% straight. But who knows? In a f**king year, I could meet a guy and be like, whoa, I’m attracted to this person.”

31. Tracy Chapman

Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman is best known for her number one hit ‘Fast Car.’ During the mid 90’s, she had a relationship with author Alice Walker, which was kept a secret. The singer has always kept her personal life private, but she is a proud lesbian and an advocate for LGBT.

32. Pete Townshend

In his autobiography ‘Who I Am: A Memoir’ published in 2012, Townshend revealed that he’s “probably bisexual.”

33. Megan Fox

Even though she is married to actor Brian Austin Green, Fox confirmed that she is bisexual in 2011. The ‘Tranformer’s’ star told Esquire magazine: “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.”

34. Melissa Etheridge

Canadian actor Victor Garber is famous for his role in the movie ‘Titanic.’ He’s tried to kept his personal life private for many years, but in 2012, Garber finally revealed that he is gay and living with his long time partner Ranier Andreesen.

35. Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter is best known for her role on the television series, ‘Family’ and ‘Family Ties.’ The actress has been married four times and has five children. In 2009, she came out on an interview on the Today show. After that, she married her girlfriend of seven years, Nancy Locke.


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