#10 Jim Parsons
“Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons came out of the closet rather quietly in 2012. Maybe he didn’t want anyone confusing him with his blunt counterpart Sheldon Cooper.
#9 Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson — one of the actors that makes “Modern Family” such a joy to watch — announced that he, like his character “Mitchell” was gay and out and proud.
#8 Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels, world famous fitness trainer from “The Biggest Loser”, came out of the closet with more of a whisper than a bang. She was already living with her pregnant partner when she came out in 2012.
#7 Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean, writer for Justin Bieber, John Legend, Bridget Kelly and member of OFWGKTA came out in 2011 in a Tweet that said “my hope is that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bull—- than we did.”
#6 Don Lemon
#5 Sean Hayes
In 2010, Sean Hayes let the world know that his role as Jack McFarland on “Will and Grace” really wasn’t much of a stretch for him by telling Advocate magazine, “I was never in, as they say. Never.”
#4 George Michael
George Michael was spotted on a romantic date with another man in a London park.
#3 Wanda Sykes
Comedienne and general funny woman Wanda Sykes came out in 2008 at an LGBTQ rights rally in Las Vegas to help lend a public face to the fight for equality.
#2 Adam Lambert
In 2009, for those of his fans who can’t pick up on context clues like stiletto heels and eyeliner, Adam Lambert announced: “I’m proud of my sexuality. I embrace it.”
#1 Rosie O’Donnell
In a move that some people may call unnecessary, Rosie O’Donnell came out of the closet during one of her standup gigs in 2002.