The Evolution of the Gay Celebrity
While we were applauding the San Francisco Giants for creating an "It Gets Better" video, another gay pride campaign was taking shape. The
Billy Haines was one of the most successful silent film stars in the 1920s and 1930s—until he was arrested in 1933 for picking up a sailor. Rather than choose a phony marriage, he opted
Joan Crawford was married four times and had affairs with men, but rumors swirled that she got it on with women, too. She was even said to have had a one-night stand with Marilyn M
Rock Hudson (here with his buddy Doris Day) was the reigning Hollywood dreamboat throughout the 1950s, but kept his sexuality under wraps. His announcement that he was
On the Joy Behar show last year, Betty White nearly outed Cary Grant, who lived with actor Randolph Scott for 12 years but never admitted to having a re
Nowadays, Elton John is a gay icon, but he didn't reveal his sexual orientation until 1976, when he told Rollin
It was 1997's Very Special Episode of Ellen Degeneres's sitcom, Ellen, where she came out of the closet on national television. (Rewatch this one—it's funnier than y
Years after N' Sync fended off their last screaming fan, Lance Bass came out in a 2006 issue of People, saying he thought it would "overpower everything" if
Jodie Foster was notoriously private about her ladyloves, until she finally came out at the Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast in 2007.
In a move that shocked no one, Ricky Martin came out last year in kind of a hilarious way: He wrote on his website that he was "proud to say that I a
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