The ones we do see can often be hush hush on their beliefs because religion can clearly be controversial. On the other hand, there are some celebrities out there who share their beliefs loud and proud. Homophobia has been going on since, well, forever. I guess nobody told the celebrities on this list that. Some of them support gay groups, but not gay marriage.
Joshua Rush on Playing Disney's First Openly Gay Character: I Wanted to 'Do It Justice'
Country music's gay stars: 'We're still kicking down the closet door' | Country | The Guardian
This must have been a dream project for you. Oh, I was excited as soon as I first read the breakdown for the show and the characters. I was wrong. I think it was on the first day of rehearsals. And then you end up doing an entire choreographed dance in front of, like, 70 background and crew members.
Karamo Brown Reflects on Being First Openly Gay Black Man on Reality TV
In the episode 'Strangers' of the show 'thirtysomething,' recurring characters Russell David Marshall Green and Peter Peter Frechette were shown in bed together with clear implications of it being "the morning after. In , ' Orange Is the New Black ' star Laverne Cox made history as the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an acting Emmy. She also made history with the series 'Doubt,' which made her the first transgender series regular on primetime.
Coming out of the closet , often shortened to coming out , is a metaphor used to describe LGBT people's self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity. Framed and debated as a privacy issue, coming out of the closet is experienced variously as a psychological process or journey;  decision-making or risk-taking ; a strategy or plan; a mass or public event; a speech act and a matter of personal identity ; a rite of passage ; liberation or emancipation from oppression ; an ordeal ;  a means toward feeling gay pride instead of shame and social stigma ; or even career suicide. Coming out of the closet is the source of other gay slang expressions related to voluntary disclosure or lack thereof. LGBT people who have already revealed or no longer conceal their sexual orientation or gender identity are out , i. Oppositely, LGBT people who have yet to come out or have opted not to do so are labelled as closeted or being in the closet.