LifeStyles -- Stars That Came Out Clean with Their Sexual Orientation.
We are not condonning or preaching against personal choices in everybody's lives. This can be a hard topic to write about, and can cause polarized opinions. Just this last Monday Anderson Cooper just published and made clear to every one about his sexual orientation, we applaud his courage and determination.
Just 20 years ago, these kind of statements would've caused a disaster for anyone's career. Just remember Rod Hudson who denied everything to his very end. Our favorite character Dr. Kildare was brave enough to come out a few years ago. "I wanted to keep my family safe and I couldn't do it before," said Richard Chamberlain on 'Larry King Live.'
We don't think people should judge others solely by their sexuality. We are living a high tech interconnected world, and there is less space for passive or active hatred, or even loathing.
We decided to make a list, not a full list for limitations certainly... a list of those human beings like any of us, who chose to challenge stereotypes and sexual bias from a heterosexual world that could become unfair to them at any minute... of a given life.
Artists That Accepted Their Lifestiles Preferences
George Alan O'Dowd popularly known as Boy George was always open about his sexuality. We remember him since ages, like from that song "Karma Chameleon" (1985) "Do you really want to hurt me..?", to the "Crying game" soundtrack (1992). Hard to believe that he was actually cleaning the streets of NYC due to a Court order.
Rumor has it... that he had a solid friendship with Queen's vocalist, Freddie Mercury. George reached to the top of his fame in the mid 80's with his Culture Club group. "I know you missed me!"
This 'Careless Whisper' Singer Two times Grammy award winner, composer and producer nowadays. George had his heydays back in 1985. Pop music regain strength with his group Wham!
He came out after people started seeing him with Kenny Goss , a former cheerleader coach back in 1996. Unfortunately they split in august of 2011. Michael admitted that he had hidden the fact he was gay because of worries over what effect it might have on his mother. His Father was Greek Cypriot, who emigrated to London in 1950.
Better known as Sir Elton John, this legendary British singer besides composer and pianist, he was always ahead of his time. He took a frontal approach to music along with his inventive mind and his lyrics. His musical genre went from pop, rock, glam rock to piano rock. He did marry his long time partner David Furnish on December of 2005. They were together since 1993.
is a Puerto Rican pop singer and actor who achieved prominence, first as a member of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. Throughout his career, he has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.
He did his crossover doing Soap Operas (General Hospitla) and in 2001 he rose to the top of his popularity with his, "Livin' la vida Loca" Album. On March 29, 2010, Martin publicly acknowledged his homosexuality in a post on his official website stating, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am." Two years before in August 2008, Martin became the father of twin boys, Matteo and Valentino. The babies were birthed by a surrogate mother.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris, the renown actor who played a precocious physician, Doogie Howser, M.D. Has been acting on the series like "How I Met Your Mother". He became public about his sexuality on November 4th 2006, through People Magazine. We quote his announcement: "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love." Neil Patrick Harris attended the Emmy awards in September 2007 with his partner David Burtka.
Actor and singer, known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the television series Glee. He is a Golden Globe winner and a two-time Emmy nominee.
Colfer was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. He became openly gay after, "parents accepted his way of life," he declared to Access Hollywood. Colfer's younger sister, Hannah, suffers from severe epilepsy, and often experiences over fifty seizures in an hour. Colfer has commented that when he was younger he used acting as a method of escaping the stress involved with having a family member with disabilities. We think life works in misterious ways.
Tila Nguyen, better known by her artistic name "Tila Tequila," is openly bisexual. Nguyen was born in Singapore, where her family emigrated from Vietnam after the Vietnam War. Her mother is of half French descent, while her father is full Vietnamese. She did two seasons of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila similar to the reality show, "The bachelor." The singularity of the Show was that no contestant knew of her bisexuality and by the second season it attracted more audience than ever (18-32 age bracket) Nowadays she considers herself lesbian. The spin-offs A Shot at Love II with Tila Tequila and A Double Shot at Love (where she was replaced) didn't gathered supportive ratings due to controversy and disagreements.
The American singer, lyricist and visual artist. He was the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011. In a interview given to "The Observer," the vocalist wanted to make it clear that he was homosexual 80% and a 20% heterosexual. However he said he was more attracted to males. We can remember his song that was released as the first single from the group's 1991 album Out of Time. Based around a mandolin riff, "Losing My Religion." Certainly was an unlikely hit for the group, garnering heavy airplay on radio as well as on MTV due to that 'winged' critically acclaimed music video.
Lance Bass, ex member of the group 'N Sync', hid his sexual orientation until 2006 (People's Magazine). He kept it to himself in order to keep the integrity of the group as solid as ever. Bass moved to Star City, Russia, in a much publicized pursuit of a seat on a Soyuz space capsule. Bass was certified by both NASA and the Russian Space Program after several months of cosmonaut training, and planned to join the TMA-1 mission to the International Space Station. However, after his financial sponsors backed out, Bass was denied a seat on the mission.
Cynthia Nixon is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004). She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and a GLAAD Media Award. She joined in Marriage to her couple Christine Marinoni (since 2004), On May 27. This was her answer : "I don't really feel I've changed. I'd been with men all my life, and I'd never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn't seem so strange. I'm just a woman in love with another woman." Cynthia is a cancer survivor by the way.
Anderson Cooper is an American Journalist born in 1967. He became a television personality after anchoring CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio. However, he can be fast enough to fly the the 'breaking news' scenario. On Monday July 2, Cooper stepped fully out of the closet via e-mail to well-known writer 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," he wrote.