21 Celebs Who Are Out And Proud
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Even though our society has come a long way in accepting the LGBT community, coming out of the closet can still be a terrifying experience for some people and celebrities are in no way exempt from the stigma that sometimes surrounds people who don’t ‘fit the norm.’
Some of these famous folks were hesitant to reveal their sexual orientation, but when they finally found the courage to come out, their lives have taken a turn for the better. Here are 21 stars who are out and proud:
1. Neil Patrick Harris
Best known for his portrayal of charming womanizer Barney Stinson in the cult sitcom How I Meet Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris is quite the opposite of his oversexed character in real life.
Harris is married to fellow actor and chef David Burtka with whom he has twins named Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. The couple has been together since 2004, even though Neil kept their relationship private in the beginning – he came out two years after he started dating Burtka, stating that he was more than proud to say that he was ‘a very content gay man living my life to the fullest.’
Harris and Burtka, madly in love with one another, proposed to each other the same year when Harris confirmed he was gay, but didn’t want to announce their engagement to the world until same-sex marriage became legal. The two tied the knot in 2014.