"You know, I don't really talk about my sexual orientation," Sykes said. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure."Once known best as the TV character he played during childhood, Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris has continued his successful acting career as an adult.
Harris often walks the red carpet with partner David Burtka and starred in the hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." He told People magazine in 2006 that he is, in fact, gay.
Ellen De Generes came out shortly after her character Ellen, on an ABC sitcom, came out on-air amid controversy in 1997.
"I never wanted to be the lesbian actress," De Generes told Time magazine.
The actor is married to writer/producer/director Brian Hargrove.
Pierce first talked about his partner in an Associated Press interview about his Tony-nominated performance in "Curtains.""Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault," Ellis said.
"It's no secret that I'm gay, but it has been to the greater world." Baxter is in a long-term relationship with a building contractor, Nancy Locke.
He had an 11-year run on "Frasier," but it wasn't until he returned to Broadway in 2007 that David Hyde Pierce confirmed his sexuality.On a November 2013 episode, personal trainer Harper, 48, talked about his sexuality for the first time on the reality weight loss competition in an effort to show the contestant that he doesn't have to be ashamed. The actor, who memorably portrayed the obsessive and loyal assistant Jonathan on "30 Rock," told Out magazine that he's been in a relationship for nine years."It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions," the actor said.Spacey apologized to Rapp in the statement and also said "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man."Aaron Carter shared a note with fans on Twitter in August saying that when he was around 13 years old he "started to find boys and girls attractive." The singer went on to say that at the age of 17 he had his first experience "with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with." Actress Kristen Stewart referred to herself as "so gay" during her monologue when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" in February.In August she opened up more about her sexuality in an interview with Harper's Bazaar U. Actor Thomas Dekker, known for his roles in "Heroes" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," came out publicly via a tweeted statement in July after he said "a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to 'out' me." Dekker also revealed that he had married in April."People are confused, they're shocked, like this is a big revelation to somebody." British singer Elton John discussed his bisexuality for the first time in a 1976 Rolling Stone interview. It's not a bad thing to be." John married David Furnish in December 2005. Reports of "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon's relationship with Christine Marinoni surfaced in 2004, six years after the television show's premiere.