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March 29, 2010


When famous people are gay

Ricky Martin's Hall of Fame star

It's getting increasingly difficult to remember which gay celebrities have officially come out and which ones are just biding their time until they have a new album/movie/show to promote.

Today's news that Ricky Martin is a fortunate homosexual man wasn't surprising in itself, though for a minute I thought, didn't this just happen the other day? When we found out someone was gay who we already knew was gay?

Oh, no, that was Sean Hayes (just in time for his new Broadway show!)

It's no one's duty to be a positive role model for their alleged community, but every time we get another Ricky Martin to admit it already, hopefully it gets a little easier for the rest of the closeted people we see on TV and in movies to come out, too.

So, how about it, Anderson?


Hell, Peter O'Toole?

Wait a minute. Ladies first!



How much of the entertainment industry is gay? A lot more than we know about. Ultimately it's no one's business, and you can't get very far by guessing, but I know attitudes and assumptions would change mighty fast if every single gay celebrity (and elected Republican, apparently) came out tomorrow.

categories: Celebrities, Movies, Music, TV
posted by amy at 8:14 PM | #

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I misread "Sean Hayes" as "Seann William Scott" but before I had actually bought the plane ticket for to LA and a new stalking career, I reread your post. Thanks, Robot!

Posted by: T-Rock at March 30, 2010 1:43 PM

By the way, I am obligated to mention that my partner dated Sean Hayes when Sean was in college.

Posted by: T-Rock at March 30, 2010 1:51 PM

It was actually that college-dating fact that prompted me to classify Sean Hayes as a celebrity who everybody already knew was gay. Though maybe I just thought that because I already knew he was gay.

Did everybody else already think he was gay because he played a big flamboyant queen on TV? I'm not sure how I feel about that. If people did make that assumption solely because of the character he played, it just so happens that they were right.

Posted by: amy at March 30, 2010 1:56 PM

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