It’s been quite a year for celebrity outings, and as yesterday was National Coming Out Day, we decided to highlight the wonderful celebs that came out in 2013.
Coming out is never easy, especially when the world’s cameras and press are following your every move and your career could fail because of it – so we applaud these celebs for coming out in 2013
In February Footballer Robbie Rogers came out after posting a blog entry on his website saying, ‘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’
Hollywood royalty, Jodie Foster finally ended years of press speculation when she came out during her acceptance speech at the 70th Colden Globe Awards. In the speech Foster said: ‘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, co-workers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her.’
Former “Kyle XY” came out of the closet to his fans in the beginning of 2013, via Twitter – when he tweeted about his engagement to his partner, Blue Hamilton.
One of the world’s most famous Basketball players came out as gay in May 2013. He said that he chose to wear the jersey number 98 in tribute to Matthew Shephard who was a victim of hate crime in 1998. Collins called the number: “a statement to myself, my family and my friends.”