Matt Bomer came out over the weekend while accepting an award during Saturday’s Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. He was honored with the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his word in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Towards the end of his speech, he thanks his partner Simon Halls and his three children:

“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.”

He was described as being in a “glass closet,” with most industry people knowing of his sexuality, but now he has made it more public with that speech and also with an article in OK! Magazine last week. The article read, “In his spare time, Matt admits that he wants to start a charity of his own. ‘I think it’s important to choose something that’s really close to your heart. It would revolve around kids. If you can give kids a chance because they are what is carrying on our legacy.’ The actor shares three kids with his partner, Simon Halls.”

As previously reported, Bomer will be playing the older brother of gay character Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) on “Glee” and he also starred in the Broadway reading of Dustin Lance Black‘s play “8” about California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage with Proposition 8.