'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

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'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby BlitznoSpark » Fri May 25, 2012 12:11 am

Actor Jim Parsons, who is known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS series The Big Bang Theory, announced Wednesday that he is gay.

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Parsons, 39, also revealed, in an interview with the New York Times, that he has been in a committed relationship for 10 years.Image

The name of his partner has not been revealed. But some have speculated that it is art director Todd Spiewak, whom Parsons thanked at the Golden Globes and with whom the actor has been seen at various functions.

However, the interview focuses more on the actor's lauded stage work in The Normal Heart last year, as well as his upcoming Broadway work in Harvey.Image

'"The Normal Heart' resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said,” wrote the Times' Patrick Healy.

Heart focuses on the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s.

Parsons has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe Award for his work on Theory.

He will reprise his Heart role in an upcoming movie version of the play to be directed by Ryan Murphy.

Harvey is set to open June 14 at the Studio 54 theater in New York.
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby Big-Will » Fri May 25, 2012 7:21 am

Would have been news 10 years ago, not at all now.
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby AtheistOtter » Fri May 25, 2012 4:17 pm

Wow, he's thirty-nine? He does not look thirty-nine.



(Yeah, his age is genuinely more surprising to me than finding out he prefers men. I've always kind of assumed that part.)
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby BRMBug » Fri May 25, 2012 4:41 pm

AtheistOtter wrote:Wow, he's thirty-nine? He does not look thirty-nine.



(Yeah, his age is genuinely more surprising to me than finding out he prefers men. I've always kind of assumed that part.)

^this. Well, i assumed gay or asexual actually.
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby Mamont » Fri May 25, 2012 5:53 pm

He came out now, but everybody knew it years ago. :?
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby Niels0827 » Sat May 26, 2012 12:11 am

Hey everyone! I'm straight! Like OMG!

Who gives a flying fuck if someone's gay?
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby mo303564 » Sat May 26, 2012 3:33 am

don't care.

Him coming out of the closet is as suprising as Ricky Martin.....

So this isn't news, and I could care less. Wake me up when California has that major earthquake.... :roll:
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby NeuroHeart » Sat May 26, 2012 9:21 am

Jim Parsons is gay?? ...Yeah, here's my shocked face :|


And... why is this a deal, exactly?
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Postby (ugly)Bob » Sat May 26, 2012 10:05 am

Hes gay. That's okay.
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby NeuroHeart » Sat May 26, 2012 3:46 pm

(ugly)Bob wrote:Hes gay. That's okay.

♪ I mean, 'cause hey
I like him any-way ♫
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby zzyzx 1 » Sat May 26, 2012 4:21 pm

mo303564 wrote:Wake me up when California has that major earthquake.... :roll:


A major earthquake in California would wake me up - I'm in California :!:

The best place to be in California when an earthquake strikes is the second floor as the second floor will become the first floor :)

Actually it's best to be in Cincinnati while an earthquake is occurring in California :P

/on topic As for Jim Parsons, I never watched the show, don't know anything about Jim Parsons, and I don't care what he does in his private or public life :|
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby NeuroHeart » Sat May 26, 2012 4:27 pm

zzyzx 1 wrote:I never watched the show

For what it's worth, I recommend it. Top-notch geeky humor. (And Jim is a fine actor; he's very different in the show compared to interviews and such. Actually, that's true of a few people on the show.)
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby (ugly)Bob » Sat May 26, 2012 10:17 pm

NeuroHeart wrote:
(ugly)Bob wrote:Hes gay. That's okay.

♪ I mean, 'cause hey
I like him any-way ♫


♪♪♪Because you see, if he were me, i would feel free to say that i was gay. ♪♪... but i'm not gay♪
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby Unassumption » Sun May 27, 2012 2:53 am

He had to announce it?
What next, is the guy who played Niels in Frasier is going to come out?
I know it's wrong to set your gaydar by stereotypes, especially not ones a character someone plays exhibits, but... I'm surprised it took him this long!
Glad he said it publicly though.
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Re: 'Big Bang Theory' actor announces he is GAY!

Postby mo303564 » Sun May 27, 2012 3:56 am

The guy who played Niles in Frasier hasn't come out yet?? :? I thought he did a while back....

Whatever. As I said...there are many people who are gay. It's not a big deal.
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