Gay refers to a person whose sexual orientation is to persons of the same sex. In many places in the world, it is still unacceptable. People belonging to such category are not treated in the same manner as the straight people are. The term “Gay” has lot of controversies attached to it. Most gay people get discriminated because of their personality, their feeling towards the same sex. They are regarded as a blot on the society. People fail to understand them, rather don’t take an initiative to understand them, their feelings and accept them.
Time has changed and so does the concept of sexual orientation. The term “GAY”, that was once not even used or people were not even aware of such a term is now known by all. The views have changed with time. These people are accepted in certain parts of the society. Given the same status and respect as other straight people get. Rather there is nothing of the sort-straight or gay. They are treated normally, given all the rights and freedom like others. Every country is a free country and you can do whatever you want, be with any person you want. It is not a crime.
Also, there are many such people who do not come out so easily in the society thinking about prejudice towards them. The fear of rejection by the family, friends or colleagues bothers them. But, people today have come out with their sexual orientation openly and one of the reasons for such a declaration is the well-known faces. Homosexuality was a no-no for every other individual until some well-known personalities came out of their closet and talked about gay rights and their own sexual orientation. The celebrities are considered as the representative of such a group. They are the ambassadors who have bought an optimistic change in the attitude, thinking and behaviour of the people towards gays. They have taken an initiative to change the perspective of the people towards such people. They have paved a way for homosexuals to come out and be frank and vocal about themselves.
Following are just the few names of the famous Gay Celebrities. They are not only known for their talent, but also respected for their individuality.
1. T.R. Knight
T.R. Knight, Theodore Raymond is an American actor and known for his role as Dr. George O’Malley on the medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”. He started acting at an early age with theatre. T.R. Knight has also been a part of many other popular television series, theatre, movies and also done voice over.Currently knight is doing The Good Wife. Knight is openly gay.
2. Matt Bomer
Born Matthew Staton Bomer is known for his fabulous fantastical performance in the television series White Collar. This television series got him a huge fan following. With Good looks and appealing personality set aside, the fact that he is openly gay adds to his attraction. He is an American Actor. He got recognition from his role in the NBC television series Chuck. He has played many supporting characters that were acknowledged and appreciated by all. Matt Bomer is in relationship with publicist Simon Halls and the couple has three sons.
3. Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs is a renowned fashion designer and has the labels Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs which is a secondary line with more than 200 retail stores. He also serves as the creative director for Louis Vetton. Marc Jacobs has spot himself a place among the most influential people in the world on Time magazine’s “2010 Time 100” and is also among the 50 most powerful gay men and women in America. He has many celebrity clients who not only appreciate his working style but also considers him as one of the best designers. Marc Jacobs raised his voice for getting gay marriages legal and for this in the year 2009 he introduced a T-shirt line demanding the legalization of gay marriages.
4. Zachary John Quinto
Zachary Quinto is an American Actor and film producer. He is known for his cold-hearted characters and often plays villains and grey-shaded characters. His first role was in a television show “The Others”. The character played by him in “Hereos” as Sylar, the serial killer was so famous that his fans started calling themselves as “Sylar’s Army”. He also acted in Star trek and is also the part of its sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness”. In 2011, he opted to address his sexuality openly and the very next year in 2012, he confirmed his relationship with actor Jonathan Groff.
5. Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson known for his remarkable performance in a popular television series Modern Family and still remembered by his oncreen character name Mitchell. He has even got 3 nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting actor in a Comedy Series for his show “Modern Family”.In 2012, Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced his engagement to Justin Mikita, who is a lawyer by profession.