Harry Cook is not that well-known here in North America, but has several acting credits in his native Australia. The 22-year-old Aussie actor is probably best known for playing Geena Davis’ son in Accidents Happen. On Sunday, Cook uploaded a video on YouTube discussing his sexuality.
“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but I know it’s the right thing to do. I hope I can have your support. :)” – YouTube Description
In the short clip, he talks about his worries that coming out will affect his career due to filmmakers’ narrow-minded views on gay actors. As everyone knows, gays can’t play straight roles ;) He makes a valid point saying he knows how to play straight because he did it all throughout high school. Touché.
Cook can next be seen in the indie Drown. The film explores unrequited lust and homophobia among a group of young surfers that culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying. Check out the teaser trailer below, along with Cook’s coming out clip.
Tom Daley wasn’t the only one joining the LGBT ranks recently. Maria Bello sorta did as well. In an essay titled “Coming Out as a Modern Family,” the 46-year-old actress discusses coming out to her 12-year-old son Jackson about her best friend and partner, Clare Munn. Jackson is the result of a previous relationship with TV producer Dan McDermott. Here’s a brief excerpt from the New York Times piece.
So back to Jackson’s question, with me sitting on the edge of his bed: Was I romantic with anyone right now?
I exhaled and finally said it: “Clare.”
He looked at me for what seemed like an eternity and then broke into a huge, warm smile. “Mom, love is love, whatever you are,” he said with wisdom beyond his years. (Yes, he obviously attends one of those progressive schools in Los Angeles!)
I loved him so much for saying that. “But Jack, I’m a little scared,” I said. “When I was younger, people judged you if you were in a romantic relationship with a person of the same sex, and some still do. So I’m not sure how to deal with this. But we’ll figure it out together.”
British diver Tom Daley came out of the closet today via his YouTube page to tell the world he’s been dating a guy. I can already hear all the gay men squealing with joy over this news. We’ve definitely done our fair share of oogaling and drooling over this young stud muffin and now those fantasies have come true. In the video Tom discusses that he read an article where he was misquoted and it made him feel really angry and lists that as one of the reasons he decided to make the video.
“I’ve been dating girls and I’ve never really had a serious relationship to talk about and now I feel ready to talk about my relationships.
Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great. And, well, that someone is a guy. And it did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen but it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked…”
Tom states that he still fancies girls for now but we’ll see how that one goes. A lot of people will say “Bi now, gay later,” but I’m finding with the younger generation that it’s not so black and white anymore these days and a lot of younger people are landing more in the middle with bisexuality. In any case, I want to commend Tom for stepping out like this. We all have to remember that he’s been in the public eye since he was 16 and he’s now only 19 years old. I didn’t even come out until I was 20 and I lived in a very accepting household with no one watching so I can only imagine what it’s like for these young stars. I wish Tom all the best in his relationship and I’m glad to see he’s really happy with whoever this lucky young lad is. I’m sure we’ll soon be seeing him gracing the covers of Attitude and GT Magazine because of this news.
Not that it should come as a surprise to anyone, but Bob Harper is one big ‘ol homo. The 48-year-old trainer publicly talked about his sexuality for the first time on Tuesday night’s episode of The Biggest Loser. It’s worth noting that Bob has never denied being gay. In an effort to inspire contestant Bobby Saleem, who was having trouble coming out to his father, the fitness instructor shared his own story. He wanted to show Bobby that he doesn’t have to live in shame.
I’m gay. I knew I very long time ago that I was gay,” Harper revealed. “When I came out — when I was 17 years old — it was one of those things where I realized that there was going to be so many obstacles, but being gay doesn’t mean being weak. And being gay doesn’t mean that you are less than anybody else. It’s just who you are.”
After their chat, Bobby revealed he would come out to his strict Catholic family. Once the show aired, Harper received an outpouring of support from his Twitter followers. Check out the Biggest Loser segment below.
I’m sure most Hollywood insiders have known this for some time now, but Maulik Pancholy is making it official. The 30 Rock and Weeds actor is not only coming out but also revealing he’s been with his partner for nine years. The 39-year-old is part of OUT magazine’s OUT 100 list this year.
“I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” Pancholy shared with OUT. “It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”
Since playing Jack Donaghy’s overprotective assistant Jonathan, Maulik has found another regular gig. He’s voicing the title character on Nickelodeon’s animated series Sanjay and Craig which was renewed for 2014. How funny is it that he’s playing another character named Sanjay after playing one on Weeds?
Others making OUT’s list this year are Glee’s Jonathan Groff, American Horror Story‘s Denis O’Hare, comedienne Lea DeLaria, comic and TV reporter Mo Rocca, Suburbatory’s Rex Lee, Scandal’s Guillermo Diaz, and many more. For more, head over to OUT.com.
Once Upon A Time producer Edward Kitsis teased there would be at least one gay character this season. On last night’s episode, we discovered who the show’s first LGBT fairy tale character would be. While I was hoping for Robin Hood and his merry man being a band of gay archers, it actually was another warrior. It’s none other than Mulan (Jamie Chung) herself.
After being advised to tell the person you love how you feel about him or her before it’s too late, Mulan rushed to Aurora (Sarah Bolger) to reveal her true feelings. Before getting the courage to declare her love, Aurora tells her that Prince Phillip and her are expecting. #buzzkill.
“Dear @jamiechung1 & @SarahBolger, I’d give you each an Emmy for that. No foolin’. You made me cry & I had read the script! #AskOnce” - Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) via Twitter.
Hopefully, Mulan finds her happily ever after on OUAT. I’m intrigued how the writers will develop this storyline for the rest of Season 3. Check out the heartbreaking scene below.
First and foremost, Happy National Coming Out Day (NCOD) everyone. How do you plan on celebrating this gay holiday? Come out again? LOL. I kid.
The date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights where half a million people participated. In 1998, Robert Eichberg, a psychologist from New Mexico, and Jean O’Leary, an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles, made the holiday official and founded NCOD.
To mark the 25th anniversary, the Human Rights Campaign looks back at some of the trailblazing coming out moments in American media that raised the profile of LGBT Americans and sparked important dialogue about the fight for equality. Some of the famous LGBT celebrities featured in the clip include Ricky Martin, Jason Collins, Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert, Lance Bass and naturally Ellen DeGeneres.
If you’re curious to read a few of our respective coming out stories, we’ve compiled them here for you. Simply click on the author’s name to learn more about each Homorazzi.com writer. In the meantime, check out HRC’s commemorative montage below.
Josh Hutcherson isn’t holding anything back for his interview with OUT magazine. Almost immediately, the 20-year-old reveals to the interviewer that he’s “mostly straight.” That declaration shouldn’t be too surprising considering, The Hunger Games star is the founder of the youth organization Straight But Not Narrow, which seeks to combat homophobia.
In addition to talking about his sexuality, Hutcherson discusses fame, his gay uncles’ legacy and a potential threesome with Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. Just the very thought of the latter sends me in a horny tizzy. Check out a few quotes and photos from the latest issue of OUT below.
On His Sexuality
“Maybe I could say right now I’m 100% straight. But who knows? In a fucking year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person. I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, Damn, that’s a good-looking guy, you know? I’ve never been, like, Oh, I want to kiss that guy. I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded.