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Monday, October 17, 2011

25 Celebrity Coming Out Stories That Shocked The World

Star Trek" actor Zachary Quinto's coming out as gay via a profile in New York magazine made a lot of noise this weekend. Even in 2011, with the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and gay marriage legal in New York, an A-list actor's decision to leave the closet isn't one made hastily or without losing some sleep. The fear of being shunned by casting directors concerned about a gay actor's ability to convincingly play straight and worries that he or she will end up alienating a major portion of his or her fan base has kept and continues to keep many in Hollywood closeted.