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.
6. Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons popularly known for his onscreen character name Sheldon Cooper of the television show “The Big Band Theory” is an American Actor. He has been considered as a tremendous actor with perfect comic timing and has received two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His performance in the television show The Big Bang Theory has permanently etched in the minds of audience. In 2012, The New York Times reported Jim Parsons as gay.
7. Chris Colfer
Christopher Paul “Chris” Colfer is a popular name and best known for his television series “Glee” where he was one of the male lead as Kurt Hummel. Chris Colfer is an American Actor, Singer, Author and Producer. He was named as one of the most influential person by Time magazine in 2011 and is at the top position as the bestselling author for his novel The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. Also, is a Golden Globe Winner and has starred in a movie which he wrote himself. He is making his way through Hollywood.
8. Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris popularly known for his character in television series “How I Met Your Mother” is an American Actor, Singer, Director, Producer and also posses an extraordinary talent of playing with the tricks. He started acting at an early age and marked a way for himself. He has worked in many television series and the show “How I met your mother” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” gained him fame and success. He was also regarded as the one of the most influential person in 2010 by Time magazine. In 2006, he openly confirmed that he is a gay and is very happy and proud to be one. He is in relationship with David Burtka and has twins.
9. Elton John
Elton Hercules John is a well-known and established English Rock Singer, Songwriter, Composer and occasional Actor as well. He is one of the most outstanding and successful artists of all time and has also received honour, appreciation and fame for his service to music and charity. Sir Elton John is one of the greatest pop musicians. Also, he is very well-known as a campaigner for AIDS Research. His contribution is remarkable. Before identifying about his sexual orientation, Sir Elton John was married to a woman, Renate Blauel but the marriage did not work leading to a divorce. He very clearly stated and is comfortable with his sexual orientation of being a gay. He is into civil partnership with David Furnish.
10. Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin, birth name is Enrique Martin Morales is a pop singer, musician, songwriter and an actor. He pursued his solo career in the year 1991 and since then, there is no looking back for him. He has a track record of selling more than 70 million albums thereby, gaining him lot of fame, popularity and fan following. He has become a musical legend and has set his records very high. In the year 2010, he came out publicly through his website about his sexual orientation that he is a homosexual man. Also, at the Oprah Winfrey Show he announced that he was in a relationship. He is in relationship with Carlos Gonzalez Abella who is an economist by profession and is a father to twin boys.