Gay men who came out in 2010
Sean Hayes (March 8th, 2010)
The actor behind Will & Grace's Jack McFarland testily came out in a magazine interview:
"I am who I am. I was never in, as they say. Never," he insists.
Ricky Martin (March 29th, 2010)
In what was probably the biggest coming out story of the year, the Latin heartthrob and recent father of twins finally confirmed what most people already knew. He did it via a post on his blog:
"The word 'happiness' takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution."
"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."
Blake Skjellerup (May 6th, 2010)
The 25-year-old New Zealand Olympic short-track speed skater came out in an interview with Australia's DNA Magazine
The truth is, he was SO impressed by the community in Vancouver during the Winter Olympic Games and the presence of the first ever PRIDEHOUSE (a 'non-official' Olympic venue for Gay and Lesbian athletes, coaches, trainers and fans) that he decided to come out. He had been training in Calgary, Alberta leading up to the games and was even mentored by our very own Mark Tewksburry.