From Ellen DeGeneres to Neil Patrick Harris , celebrities today have no problem coming out of the closet—and in the case of those two, their announcements boosted their star power. But like the rest of the world, Hollywood has always had a significant gay population, acknowledged or not. Today, we look at 27 gay actors in TV history: Most finally revealed their sexuality, but a few expired in a different era, when discretion was a virtue not to mention a career saver. Classically trained actor Reed, fearing for his career, entered into a five-year marriage that produced a daughter; after it ended, he remained in the closet throughout his life. Although his television family was aware that he was gay, they never discussed it. During most of the run of Sex and the City , Nixon—known to show fans as career-minded Miranda—was in a relationship with a man, with whom she had two children.
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Rumored to be gay celebrities
Human sensuality has undergone a major revolution throughout the past few decades. The LGBT community has taken a strong influence on mainstream society. Even in these modern times, many people choose to remain in the closet for various reasons. Sometimes, people are rushed by their parents into believing that being attracted to your own gender is wrong. We have been conditioned as children by being told we live in a hetero-normative society where every couple must have a male and female to make it complete.
However, for a lot of sports stars, their sexuality is either kept quiet, closeted, or the subject of some completely bogus conjectures. These stars were all rumored to be gay Still, despite his heroic statements, he now thinks that coming out hurt his career, and he may be right: Sam was the first SEC Defensive Player of the Year in eight years drafted outside the first round — waiting until the seventh round for the St. Louis Rams to pick him up and that was just eight picks before being entirely shut out.