Did You Know These TV Stars Are Openly Gay?

It's 2014 so the fact that someone is gay is not news. I will however admit that I was kinda shocked when I found out these tv stars are gay... not people think I'm gay or closet cases... but openly gay celebrities who have done interviews talking about their sexuality. While it is a perceived notion that being openly gay in Hollywood will negatively affect your career, these stars prove that sexuality has nothing to do with craft. 

An actor acts, so if straight men can portray gay characters on screen as a job so too can gay men play straight men.
  • Keith Hamilton Comb

You may recognize Combb from The Young and the Restless. The soap star who is now 51, revealed to People magazine that he was gay in 2010. The actor had appeared on the famous gay tv show, Noah's Arc. 
“I never denied I was Gay…I mean I’m nearly fifty, never was linked with a woman. The few ‘red carpet’ affairs I attended were set up by the studio; an obvious set up. This can’t be a surprise.”

  • Guillermo Diaz

I gotta admit I was a shocked  that Guillermo Diaz, aka, Huck from Scandal and Guillermo on Weeds is gay. The actor, from Washington Heights in NYC, said his upbringing often forced him to keep his orientation a secret–but it did help with his work as an actor. He has, however been openly gay for years according to what he told OUT Magazine. 
“I went to school in the Bronx. I learned to constantly try to cover up the fact that I was gay. That facade of being somebody I’m really not just to protect myself definitely helped with acting.”

  • B.D. Wong

You can not call yourself a TV fan is you dont know Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? Or how about Father Ray Mukada on HBO’s Oz? These characters were played by B.D. Wong,

The 52-year-old Chinese-American actor has been living openly as a gay man for year apparently.

  • Greg Rikaart

When The Supreme Court in America handed down i’ts decision to strike down DOMA and Prop 8, a watershed moment for the LGBT community in that country, it  inspired many gay people to open up about their sexual orietation to the world, including “The Young & The Restless” star Greg Rikaart, who revealed to his fans via Twittwr that he’s gay.

Rikaart, who has played the role of Kevin Fisher since 2003

  • Neil Patrick Harris

Yah that guy who plays a womaniser and sex addict on How I Met My Wife which aired on Etv is gay. He came out to People Magazine in the US in 2006. 
 "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love."

  • Cynthia Nixon

The Sex and The City star gave several interviews in 2004 with no official coming out, but was she revealed that she was living with her now-fiancée Christine Marinoni. 
"In terms of sexual orientation I don't really feel I've changed ... I'd been with men all my life, and I'd never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn't seem so strange. I'm just a woman in love with another woman."

  • Wentworth Miller

The Prison Break star revealed in 2013 that he tried to commit suicide at 15-years-old as he struggled to keep his homosexuality a secret. The 41-year-old actor... yerr he is over 40? he looks 20 something ... made the shocking revelations just a few weeks after he announced that he was gay in a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival committee, in which he declined an invitation to be the guest of honor at their event. His reason?
"I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government," he wrote. "The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly."

  • Raven Symone

Raven-Symone, who played 3-year-old Olivia on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," and can be seen currently on "That's So Raven" on SABC 1, publicly indicated for the first time via Twitter that she is a lesbian in August 2013 

Read all about Raven's relationship with America's Next Top Model AzMarie HERE

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