"In light of Jamey's death, it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality."Pop singer Ricky Martin declared publicly in March 2010 what he avoided discussing for years.
"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Martin wrote on his official website. "I want to say that I have no problem with people knowing that I'm in a relationship with a man right now.
Earlier, his co-star Malik Yoba had been quoted saying that "I know Jussie; he is gay, and he's very committed to issues around the LGBT community." Yoba later said he had been misquoted.
Raven-Symone was in a relationship with a woman at the time, but the actress told Oprah Winfrey in 2014 that she doesn't want to be labeled as gay.
"Marriage is about love," Paquin tweeted on June 8, "not gender." In December 2013, "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts came out as a lesbian in a Facebook post reflecting on the past year and thanking fans for their support after her bone marrow transplant.