Celebrities Who “Came Out” In 2013

by Taylor Trembley
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Raven Symone

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Who knows why the lives of stars intrigue us so much, but we love to hear about their lives outside of the world of fame! Several actors, actresses, musicians, and athletes have become more vocal about their sexuality over the past few ears – some in more subtle ways than others! Here’s a list of celebrities who decided 2013 was their year to “Come Out” & how they decided to break the news to the world!

Raven Symone tweeted “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you” on August 2,2013.

Matt Dallas, former Kyle XY star, tweeted “Starting off the year with a new fiancé, @bluehamilton. A great way to kick off 2013!” on January 7, 2013.

Jodie Foster came out “again” at the 2013 Global Globes when she stated she was single and followed up with, “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the Stone Age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family, coworkers, and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her.”

Soccer player Robbie Rogers came out as gay in February 2013 by posting a blog entry on his website. In this blog he stated, — “Secrets can cause so much internal damage. People love to preach about honesty, how honesty is so plain and simple. Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay. I always thought I could hide this secret. Football was my escape, my purpose, my identity. Football hid my secret, gave me more joy than I could have ever imagined”.

Basketball player Jason Collins came out in an issue of Sports Illustrated. He said, “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller came out in August 2013. He was invited to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia but declined his invitation by saying, “Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes […] However, as a gay man, I must decline.”

Nickelodeon star Lucas Cruikshank came out in a YouTube video earlier this year.

Pro wrestler Darren Young came out quite matter-of-factly when he responded to a reporter who asked him if he thought a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE. Darren said, “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

Q from Skyfall, Ben Whishaw, came out when a representative of his released a statement in August confirming he was indeed in a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw.

Which star surprised you the most? Let us know in the Comment Section below!

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