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'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons: I'm Gay

'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons: I'm Gay

The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons is publicly acknowledging that he’s gay and has been in a long-term relationship.

The New York Times interviewed the 39-year-old actor for his new starring role as Elwood P. Dowd in Broadway’s Harvey.

In the profile, writer Patrick Healy noted, “[His other play] The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said.”

Some say Jim never hid his sexuality and addressed his relationship whenever it came up.

But Out.com notes “for years, [Jim] has lived as a gay man in his private life, but in his professional public life he skirted the issue.”

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He’s gay! What a shock! The shock being that anyone thought he was straight, ever.

I don’t understand why it is so freaking important that these actors and celebrities have to make some big announcements that they’re gay. Jim Parson didn’t hide the fact that he is gay, he just didn’t make a big deal about it. What’s wrong with that? It’s not like he stayed in the closet. Are people not allowed to keep their private life private anymore?

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i’ve known for years Jim Parsons was gay. The only surprising news in this is that Jim Parsons is 39! wtf! Who cares if he’s gay? He plays Sheldon Cooper in an awesome show.
It’s been all over the internet information for years that he’s been gay. Who cares?! I love him gay or straight, Sheldon or Jim are both awesome!

Jim Parsons is funny and talented. I’m proud of him for coming out to a world that is still full of bigotry and close mindedness. Bravo Jim Parsons

@NotAGirl:
Who asked u DUMBA$$!

[~Fug Face Man!ston~] @ 05/23/2012 at 5:14 pm

…lmaooo `some people shouldn’t even bother “coming out” because everyone already knows.

lol its obvious, i either thought gay or 40 year old virgin!

so we congratulate the men for being gay but everytime I come onto this site beautiful celebrity women are getting called fug manly man face trannies in a very negative tone. I dont see how that is progressing in anti gay bashing. Just saying. if you want to stop seeing gay bashing enough with mocking the transgendered community too.

I’m jumping on the we already knew bandwagon. I thought he was already out. I guess he had to formally announce it.

No sh*t, Sherlock… There was no need for him to say a word.

No serouisly ? xD

Wow! You couldve knocked me over with a feather with this one. I’m shocked!

He’s gay, so?? He still rocksa s Sheldon Cooper!

No one this cute could be straight :D,
good for him!

dave franco @ 05/23/2012 at 5:54 pm

He has good genes. Almost hitting 40 and still looking good.

LOL
well that’s a surprise!
NOT!
HAHA
Bazinga!

No one thought he was straight. But in a 10 year relationship? Good for him! That’s a long time.

Wow, he’s 39?!? Not too shabby…

We all knew anyway

And? His private life shouldn’t be the center of gossip

If we really want equal rights for all sexualitys we shouldn’t be publishing celebrity stories when they “come out”. Who cares about people’s sex lives and this should not be gossiped about. No news stories concern straight celebrities about their sexual orientation just who they are dating.

The ORIGINAL Miami D. @ 05/23/2012 at 6:46 pm

NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
LOOK HOW MANY YEARS BIG BANG HAVE BEEN ON TV
WHO HAVE BEEN ASLEEP THAT LONG???????

I thought that, seeing as how he proposed to his boyfriend in 2010, everyone knew this already?

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