Matt Bomer is gay. The star of the hit show “White Collar” officially came out of the closet this weekend at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards this while accepting an award.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Bomer received the New Generation Arts and Activism Award on Saturday night for his work against HIV / AIDS. During his speech, he thanked his publicist and partner Simon and their three kids.
“I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.”
Hall, Bomer’s partner and publicist with Slate PR, also represents openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris.
Bomer’s announcement comes just a few days after Prop 8, the ban on gay marriage, was declared unconstitutional. Washington has also recently legalized gay marriage and New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill through the senate today that would legalize gay marriage.
Bomer has done his best to keep his sexuality out of the public realm. When asked about his sexuality by Details Magazine, Bomer responded:
“I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life. I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders. I would say a big difference between my character and me is that I can be too trusting. And I’ve realized in this business, that’s not necessarily the smartest thing to be. I definitely have a thing or two to learn from the con artists.”
Here’s a video of Bomer’s speech from the Humanitarian Awards.
Now that Bomer has officially come out of the closet, it’s time that he solidifies himself as a gay actor in Hollywood. And what better way to do that than with an appearance on Glee… Matt Bomer will guest star on Glee this April.
Are you a fan of Matt Bomer? Do you watch “White Collar?”