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In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities
Tyler Glenn
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(RADIO.COM) - Neon Trees‘ singer Tyler Glenn has come out as gay, revealing the news in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

"I had my crushes on guys throughout high school, but it was never an overwhelming thing until my twenties," Glenn explained, saying that he’s known he was gay since childhood.

"Then I’d be dating girls and in love with my straight friend and it was the worst feeling in the world."

The singer, who is from Provo, Utah, and was raised Mormon, said that he began coming out to friends and family in October 2013, as the band was working on its upcoming third album, Pop Psychology (set for release on April 22), with many of the songs dealing with his life as a closeted gay man.

[ Read more at Radio.com ]

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Ellen Page LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Ellen Page, who won the hearts of moviegoers as the pregnant teenager in the 2007 film “Juno,” has come out as gay.

The 26-year-old was in Las Vegas Friday, February 14th addressing a conference of counselors who work with teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual or queer, when she told them, halfway through her 8-minute speech, “I am here today because I am gay.”

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Maria Bello
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(CBS NEWS) - Maria Bello has come out, revealing in a New York Times piece that she’s been in a long-term relationship with a woman.

In the first-person account, the 46-old-actress details how she told her 12-year-old Jack from a previous relationship about her female partner, Clare.

Bello opens up about her romantic history in "Coming out as a Modern Family," writing, "I was with someone romantically and I hadn't told him [Jack]. I had become involved with a woman who was my best friend, and, as it happens, a person who is like a godmother to my son."

"My feelings for Clare aren't the same as the butterflies-in-the-stomach, angst-ridden love I have felt before; they are much deeper than that," she added.

[ READ MORE: Maria Bello Comes Out, Reveals Relationship With Woman ]

LONDON (CBS SF/AP) — Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man. In a video released for his fans on YouTube, the 19-year-old British Olympian says "come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe ... That someone is a guy."Daley says in the five-minute video clip, which he published Monday, that he wanted "to put an end to all the rumors and speculation, and just say it, tell you guys," adding "is it a big deal? I don't think so."Daley won the 10-meter platform gold at the 2009 world championships when he was 15. He took bronze in the same event at last year's London Olympics.
Tom Daley
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LONDON (CBS SF/AP) — Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man. In a video released for his fans on YouTube, the 19-year-old British Olympian says "come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe ... That someone is a guy."

Daley says in the five-minute video clip, which he published Monday, that he wanted "to put an end to all the rumors and speculation, and just say it, tell you guys," adding "is it a big deal? I don't think so."

Daley won the 10-meter platform gold at the 2009 world championships when he was 15. He took bronze in the same event at last year's London Olympics.

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Wentworth Miller
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(CBS NEWS) - Former "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller has revealed he's gay. The 41-year-old actor decided to come forth in a letter to Petersburg International Film Festival director Maria Averbakh that was later posted on GLAAD's website on Wednesday.

Averbakh had invited Miller to attend the film festival, but Miller turned it down, citing Russia's anti-LGBT laws. He thanked organizers for the "kind invitation," but noted, "As a gay man, I must decline."

He added, "I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. 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."

His letter addresses Russia's new laws banning expressions of support for gay rights, such as pro-LGBT rallies. The laws, signed in June, ban the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

Miller concluded his note with: "Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice."

[ READ MORE: Actor Wentworth Miller reveals he's gay, declines invitation to Russian film fest ]

Darren Young
Darren Young
Darren Young became the first WWE pro wrestler to publically come out as a gay man, CBS Washington reported.

Young, who is a member of the Prime Time Players with Titus O'Neil, came out to TMZ when asked if he thought a gay wrestler could be successful in WWE.

[ READ MORE: WWE wrestler Darren Young comes out to public ]

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Charice Pempengco
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Charice Pempengco, the Filipino singer who played Sunshine Corazon on "Glee," has revealed that she is a lesbian.

When asked during an interview with Filipino talk show host Boy Abunda on "The Buzz" if she is a lesbian, she responded in her native language, Tagalog, "Yes, I am,"

[ READ MORE: Charice Pempengco, Former "Glee" Actress, Comes Out ]

"Kyle XY" star Matt Dallas, 30, officially came out as a gay man, announcing on Twitter his engagement to musician Blue Hamilton late Sunday night."Starting off the year with a new fiance, Blue Hamilton. A great way to kick off 2013!" he tweeted, along with a photo of his fiance posing next to an adorable dog.[ READ MORE: 'Kyle XY' star Matt Dallas comes out ]
Matt Dallas
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"Kyle XY" star Matt Dallas, 30, officially came out as a gay man, announcing on Twitter his engagement to musician Blue Hamilton late Sunday night.

"Starting off the year with a new fiance, Blue Hamilton. A great way to kick off 2013!" he tweeted, along with a photo of his fiance posing next to an adorable dog.

[ READ MORE: 'Kyle XY' star Matt Dallas comes out ]

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Frank Ocean
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R&B singer Frank Ocean posted a message on his Tumblr page in which he said the first person he fell in love with was a man. It read: “4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide … It was my first love, it changed my life.”

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Anderson Cooper (CBS News) Anderson Cooper has been subject to much speculation about his sexual orientation.

The journalist put any questions to rest on Monday in an email written to The Daily Beast blogger/reporter Andrew Sullivan.

"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," Cooper, 45, wrote.

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Jim Parsons
(CBS News) Jim Parsons has revealed in an interview that he is gay and that he is in a long-term committed relationship - the first time the "Big Bang Theory" star has opened up about his sexuality.

The information was revealed in a New York Times profile about the Emmy-winning actor, who is currently starring on Broadway in a revival of "Harvey."

[ READ MORE: Jim Parsons comes out as gay in newspaper profile ]

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Jason Collins
Jason Collins
Veteran NBA center Jason Collins told Sports Illustrated that he is gay, becoming the first male athlete in one of the four major U.S. team sports to come out during his career.

"I'm happy to start the conversation," Collins wrote in a story that appears in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated.

"I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different,'" he wrote. "If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand."

[ READ MORE: NBA center Jason Collins: I'm gay ]

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Anne Burrell
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Anne Burrell attends the 7th Annual Focus for Change Benefit for WITNESS at the Roseland Ballroom on November 10, 2011 in New York City.
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Matt Bomer
(CBS) "White Collar" star Matt Bomer has confirmed he is gay. The actor came out while accepting an award, where he thanked his partner, publicist Simon Halls, and their three children.

"I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry," Bomer said during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday. "Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment."

The actor made the comments while accepting the New Generation Arts and Activism Award, for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Zachary Quinto
(CBS) Zachary Quinto has publicly revealed that he's gay.

The actor, best known for playing Spock in the recently film adaptation of "Star Trek" and the villainous Sylar on TV's "Heroes," came out in an interview with New York magazine, and discussed his decision to do so in a blog post on his website.
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Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken performs during the "Hit Man: David Foster and Friends" concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center May 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Chad Allen Actor Chad Allen attends the world premiere of the film "Margaret Cho: Assassin" on Aug. 24, 2005, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. (Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Alexis Arquette (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Joan Baez (Photo credit by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Victor Garber
Victor Garber
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Suze Orman
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Suze Orman speaks at the Women in Cable Telecommunications Conference at the Hilton New York on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for WICT)
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Alan Ball Alan Ball won an Academy Award for his "American Beauty" screenplay and went on to create the drama series "Six Feet Under" for HBO (AP)
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Clive Barker (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
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Lance Bass In July 2006, 'N Sync member Lance Bass (right,) revealed he was gay and was in a stable relationship with actor and "Amazing Race 4" winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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Meredith Baxter Actress Meredith Baxter arrives at The Paley Center for Media Presents 'An Evening with Gary David Goldberg and Friends', held at The Paley Center for Media on Feb. 11, 2008 in Los Angeles. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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William Daro "Billy" Bean Former major league baseball player Billy Bean revealed he was gay and alleged widespread homophobia in professional sports in his 1999 book "Going the Other Way." Not to be confused with Oakland A's General Manager, Billy Beane. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Amanda Bearse
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 29: Actress Amanda Bearse arrives at the LGBT: Above and Below the Line in Prime discussion at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on May 29, 2008 in North Hollywood, California.
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Sandra Bernhard (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Leonard Bernstein
Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein conducts his New York Philharmonic Orchestra in New York City, in this July 9, 1959, file photo. Susan Sarandon's signature raspy voice will narrate an 11-part radio documentary series about the life and work of Bernstein that will air internationally in October 2004. The series of 60-minute programs was produced for the WFMT Radio Network in cooperation with The Leonard Bernstein Office and a formal association with The Library of Congress.
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Glenn Burke (Photo credit by AP (Photo)
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Pete Burns
BOREHAMWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 27: Pete Burns (L) is evicted in fifth place from the Celebrity Big Brother House on the night of the grand final at Elstree Studios on January 27, 2006 in Borehamwood, England.
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Dan Butler Actor Dan Butler (left) played the sports talk show host "Bulldog" on the sitcom "Frasier." Butler appears with cast members John Mahoney, Peri Gilpin, Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves and David Hyde Pierce. (AP)
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Truman Capote
Writer Truman Capote, right, and guest of honor Katharine Graham arrive at Capote's Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, in this Nov. 28, 1966 file photo. The tuxedo Capote wore to the event will be offered at auction by the Bonhams & Butterfields auction house in New York on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
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Richard Chamberlain Richard Chamberlain – star of TV's "Dr. Kildare," "The Thorn Birds" and "Shogun" among other shows – published an autobiography at the age of 69 acknowledging he was gay. (AP)
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Mary Cheney
WASHINGTON - MAY 12: In this handout photo provided by Fox News, Mary Cheney appears on "Fox News Sunday" from the "Fox News Sunday" studios May 14, 2006 in Washington, DC. Cheney defended her father's responses to criticism from the media and the public, saying Ultimately, he's going to base his decision and his position on what he knows is right and what is in the best interests of this country.
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Christopher Ciccone
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Christopher Ciccone poses for a portrait while promoting his new book "Life With My Sister Madonna" on August 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Montgomery Clift (Photo credit by AP Photo)
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Chris Colfer
"Glee" star, Chris Colfer attends the TIME/CNN/People/Fortune White House Correspondents' dinner cocktail party at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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Wilson Cruz
Actor, Wilson Cruz attends the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by ROKK Vodka at Marriot Marquis on March 19, 2011 in New York City.
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Alan Cumming Actor Alan Cumming and singer Cyndi Lauper attends the 60th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall June 11, 2006 in New York City. (Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres came out in 1997, along with her character Ellen Morgan on the sitcom "Ellen." - Pictured along with actress/partner, Portia de Rossi.
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Guillermo Diaz
Guillermo Diaz attends The Cinema Society and Target screening of "Good Hair" at the IFC Center on October 5, 2009 in New York City.
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Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana
Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana attends Tom Ford Boutique Opening during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on June 23, 2008 in Milan, Italy.
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Erasure: Andy Bell & Vince Clarke
NEW YORK - MARCH 27: Musicians Vince Clarke (left) and Andy Bell of Erasure attend the 17th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 27, 2006 in New York City.
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Melissa Ethridge Singer Melissa Etheridge performs "America the Beautiful" during the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, California. (Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
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Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett attends the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2010 at the Royal Opera House on February 21, 2010 in London, England.
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Michael Feinstein (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Fernando Ventura & Greg Sherrell of 99.7 Now (Photo by 99.7 Now)
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Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein onstage during the 63rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2009 in New York City.
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Jean-Paul Gaultier
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 20: Jean Paul Gaultier attends the 3rd edition of the Mango Fashion Awards held at the MNAC on October 20, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Boy George – whose real name is George O'Dowd – found superstar fame in the 1980s with the band Culture Club (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Boy George Boy George – whose real name is George O'Dowd – found superstar fame in the 1980s with the band Culture Club (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
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George Gershwin (Photo credit by AP Photo)
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Sir John Gielgud (Photo credit by AP Photo)
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Brian Graden
Brian Graden attends the Current TV Upfront at the Paley Center For Media on February 9, 2011 in New York City.
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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Actor Neil Patrick Harris, known for his TV roles on "Doogie Howser, M.D." and "How I Met Your Mother," came out in November 2006. NPH pictured here with partner David Burtka during the 2011 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Survivor All-star Richard Hatch attends the Survivor Allstars Finale on May 9, 2004 at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. (Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Richard Hatch Survivor All-star Richard Hatch attends the Survivor Allstars Finale on May 9, 2004 at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. (Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
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Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie B. Hawkins attends the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 2010 Gala at the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel on November 18, 2010 in New York City.
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Sir Nigel Hawthorne
Actors Whoopi Goldberg and Sir Nigel Hawthorne perform in the television show "Call Me Claus." (Photo Courtesy of TNT/Getty Images)
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Musician Rob Halford
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Musician Rob Halford arrives at the 2nd annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at Club Nokia on April 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Sean Hayes
Former "Will & Grace" star, Sean Hayes at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on April 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton attends Motorola at Perez Hilton's 'One Night in Los Angeles' at the Wiltern Theatre on September 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rock Hudson
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE: American movie star Rock Hudson attends to the American Film Festival of Deauville, 07 September 1984.
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Tom Hulce
NEW YORK - JULY 16: Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award nominee and 2007 Tony Award winner Tom Hulce attends the "Amadeus" reunion presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Monday Nights with Oscar" on July 16, 2007 in New York City.
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Tab Hunter was a lady-killing movie heartthrob in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2005, he published his autobiography, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star," in which he came out. Here, Hunter poses with his trophies for Best New Personality Actor at the Audience Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles in 1952. (Getty Images)
Tab Hunter Tab Hunter was a lady-killing movie heartthrob in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2005, he published his autobiography, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star," in which he came out. Here, Hunter poses with his trophies for Best New Personality Actor at the Audience Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles in 1952. (Getty Images)
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Janis Ian (Photo credit by AP Photo)
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Maurice Jamal
Maurice Jamal arrives at the 39th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Sir Elton John & David Furnish
British artist Sir Elton John – born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, arose as a pop superstar in the 1970s. 250 million records and 50 Top 40 hits later, John remains one of the music industry’s greatest songwriters. Pictured here, Sir Elton John (R) and his partner David Furnish attend the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey in central London, on April 29, 2011.
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Holly Johnson
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Recording artist, Holly Johnson attends the 2009 Q Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 26, 2009 in London, England.
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Actress Cherry Jones became the first open lesbian to win a Tony Award when she received Best Actress in a play for 1995's "The Heiress"(Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Cherry Jones Actress Cherry Jones became the first open lesbian to win a Tony Award when she received Best Actress in a play for 1995's "The Heiress"(Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Leslie Jordan
NEW YORK - MAY 23: Actor Leslie Jordan (R) arrives at the 55th Annual Drama Desk Award at FH LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center on May 23, 2010 in New York City.
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Frida Kahlo (Photo credit by AP Photo)
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Billy Jean King
Billy Jean King speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards at The Waldorf-Astoria on October 13, 2009 in New York City.
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Steve Kmetko
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 17: Writer Steve Kmetko arrives at the 5th annual Columbia College Chicago Impact Awards 2007 at the Montmarte Lounge on November 17, 2007 in Hollywood, California.
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Jonathan Knight
Jonathan Knight arrives at the 4th Annual Logo's 'NewNowNext Awards' 2011 at Avalon on April 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
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T.R. Knight, known best as George O'Malley on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy," announced he was gay in October 2006. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
T.R. Knight T.R. Knight, known best as George O'Malley on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy," announced he was gay in October 2006. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on February 16, 2010 in New York City.
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Actor Nathan Lane attends the opening night of "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Aug. 17, 2006, in New York City. (Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Nathan Lane Actor Nathan Lane attends the opening night of "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Aug. 17, 2006, in New York City. (Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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Adam Lambert
American Idol's Adam Lambert onstage during Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 at Avalon on April 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
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Singer k.d. lang, appeared on the cover of the first issue of "Entertainment Weekly" in 1990. Two years later, she came out as a lesbian in the LGBT news magazine "The Advocate." (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
k.d. lang Singer k.d. lang, appeared on the cover of the first issue of "Entertainment Weekly" in 1990. Two years later, she came out as a lesbian in the LGBT news magazine "The Advocate." (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Reichen Lehmkuhl
Reichen Lehmkuhl attends the Legendary Bingo 10th Anniversary at the Hamburger Mary's on May 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Greg Louganis
Greg Louganis attends Opening Night Of "CATS" At The Pantages Theatre on March 9, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
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Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch attend Fox's "Glee" Sing-A-Long event at Santa Monica High School on August 15, 2011 in Santa Monica, California.
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Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin poses after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, 16 October 2007. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
Ricky Martin Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin poses after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, 16 October 2007. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
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Johnny Mathis
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 10: Singer Johnny Mathis performs at the Society of Singers' 16th ELLA Award on September 10, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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Armistead Maupin
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Writer Armistead Maupin of the film "The Night Listener" poses for a portrait at the Getty Images Portrait Studio during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2006 in Park City, Utah.
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Former New Jersey Governor, James Edward McGreevey
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey attends The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's "A Magical Evening" Gala at the Marriot Marquis Harlem Room on November 12, 2007 in New York City.
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Roddy McDowall (Photo credit by AP Photo)
British actor Sir Ian McKellen came out in 1988 in reaction to "Section 28," an anti-gay rights legal proposal in England. (AP)
Sir Ian McKellen British actor Sir Ian McKellen came out in 1988 in reaction to "Section 28," an anti-gay rights legal proposal in England. (AP)
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Freddie Mercury
Lead singer of the legendary rock band, Queen.
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Singer George Michael, who came to fame as part of the 1980s musical group Wham, was outed following his arrest in a Beverly Hills park restroom in 1998. (AP)
George Michael Singer George Michael, who came to fame as part of the 1980s musical group Wham, was outed following his arrest in a Beverly Hills park restroom in 1998. (AP)
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Matthew Mitcham
Matthew Mitcham of Australia poses during the medal ceremony after winning the silver in the men's 10m platform diving finals at the Dr. S. P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex in New Delhi on October 13, 2010. England's Tom Daley won the 10m platform diving gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, with Matthew Mitcham of Australia in silver and Bryan Lomas of Malaysia taking bronze.
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Isaac Mizrahi
Fashion Designer Isaac Mizrahi at the QVC 25 to watch party at 229 West 43rd Street on February 11, 2011 in New York City.
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Max Mutchnick
Creator/Executive Producer of "Will & Grace", Max Mutchnick speaks at panel during 2010 Summer TCA Tour Day 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Martina Navratilova
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova speaks after recieving honors at the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum at the Great Hall on Ellis Island April 13, 2011.
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Actress Cynthia Nixon and activist Christine Marinoni attend the N's "Miracle's Boys" premiere party at Cain on February 10, 2005 in New York City. (Zack Seckler/Getty Images)
Cynthia Nixon Actress Cynthia Nixon and activist Christine Marinoni attend the N's "Miracle's Boys" premiere party at Cain on February 10, 2005 in New York City. (Zack Seckler/Getty Images)
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell (right,) with Kelli O'Donnell. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Actress Anna Paquin poses with her best performance by an actress in a television series drama award for 'True Blood' in the press room at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paquin announced she was bisexual in a PSA taped in 2010.(Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Anna Paquin Actress Anna Paquin poses with her best performance by an actress in a television series drama award for 'True Blood' in the press room at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paquin announced she was bisexual in a PSA taped in 2010.(Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
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David Hyde Pierce
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Danny Pintauro
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 6: Actor Danny Pintauro arrives at Louis Vuitton's renovated Rodeo Drive store re-opening party on October 6, 2004 at Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills, California.
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The five stars of the television show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," clockwise from left, Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Thom Filicia, Jai Rodriguez and Kyan Douglas, pose after holding a news conference at Caesars Palace March 24, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
'Queer Eye' Cast The five stars of the television show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," clockwise from left, Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Thom Filicia, Jai Rodriguez and Kyan Douglas, pose after holding a news conference at Caesars Palace March 24, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
San Diego native RuPaul, born RuPaul Andre Charles on Nov. 17, 1960 – became a drag queen superstar in the 1990s thanks to hits such as "Supermodel (You Better Work.)" (Teresa Lee/Getty Images)
RuPaul San Diego native RuPaul, born RuPaul Andre Charles on Nov. 17, 1960 – became a drag queen superstar in the 1990s thanks to hits such as "Supermodel (You Better Work.)" (Teresa Lee/Getty Images)
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St. John of 99.7 Now & Housenation
St. John in the mix at Live 105's BFD Concert 2011
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Siegfried & Roy
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 30: Magicians Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn arrive at the gala premiere of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" at the Mirage Hotel & Casino June 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer arrives on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of 'Valkyrie' at the Directors Guild of America on December 18, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Jimmy Somerville
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 15: British pop singer Jimmy Somerville performs at the 2004 Life Ball AIDS charity gala at City Hall May 15, 2004 in Vienna, Austria. Life Ball has become one of the city's biggest annual social events.
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Stephen Sondheim (Photo credit by AP Photo)
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Gertrude Stein
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Michael Stipe of REM
REM's lead singer, Michael Stipe on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on March 3, 2011 in New York City.
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Keith Strickland & Fred Schneider of the B-52's
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George Takei arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, Calif. (Erik Oginski/CBS)
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Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys
LONDON - MAY 8: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe pose backstage at the Radio 2 Pet Shop Boys secret gig at the Mermaid Theatre on May 8, 2006 in London, England. The duo performed many of their classic tracks alongside material from their forthcoming album 'Fundamental', before Robbie Williams took to the stage and sang The Pet Shop Boys' first penned tune, 'Jealousy'. The gig - which also included performances by Rufus Wainwright, Frances Barber and Trevor Horn, will be aired on Radio 2 on May 27.
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Lily Tomlin
Actress/comedian Lily Tomlin speaks during the 'The Best of Laugh-In' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 8, 2011 in Pasadena, California.
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Gus van Sant
Director Gus van Sant attends the "Restless" photocall during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2011 in Cannes, France.
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Wanda Sykes
Actress Wanda Sykes attends the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards Nomination Announcements at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on January 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Robert Verdi
Fashion expert, Robert Verdi attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on September 16, 2009 in New York, New York.
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Gianni Versace
Italian designer Gianni Versace during the presentation of the "Atelier" collection in Paris. Ten years to the day after his murder at the age of 51, Italy's fashion capital will pay tribute to Gianni Versace 15 July 2007 with a glittering ballet performance at Milan's La Scala opera house.
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Comedian Bruce Vilanch is best known for writing jokes for the Academy Awards and other shows. (AP)
Bruce Vilanch Comedian Bruce Vilanch is best known for writing jokes for the Academy Awards and other shows. (AP)
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Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright attends the amfAR New York Gala co-sponsored by M.A.C. Cosmetics to Kick Off Fall 2010 Fashion Week at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 10, 2010 in New York, New York.
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John Waters
John Waters performs during day two of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2010 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2010 in Indio, California.
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Tennessee Williams
Playwright Tennessee Williams is shown as he arrives on the Queen Mary, August 12, 1948. A previously unpublished poem by Williams has been discovered in his blue test booklet from a college course in 1937.
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B. D. Wong
Actor B. D. Wong at the UJA-Federation of New York's 2009 Leadership Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on June 9, 2009 in New York City.
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