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'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons comes out as gay

Reuters
May 24, 2012 at 02:44pm IST

Los Angeles: Jim Parsons has skipped the 'I'M GAY!' magazine cover approach to coming out: Far down in a New York Times profile Wednesday was the subtle mention that the two-time Emmy winner has been in a same-sex relationship for a decade.

The blink-and-you'll miss it aside appeared in a story about Parsons' starring stint in the Broadway production of 'Harvey.'

Discussing Parsons' small role in the play 'The Normal Heart' - about gay men dying of AIDS - the story noted: "'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."

Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons comes out as gay

Far down in an NYT profile was the subtle mention that the actor has been in a same-sex relationship for a decade.

Parsons played young gay activist Tommy Boatwright in the play.

While this may be the first official confirmation of Parsons' sexuality, the National Enquirer attempted to "out" the actor in 2010 by writing that he was engaged to his boyfriend, Todd Spiewak. Parsons' publicist has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

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