Jim Parsons Tells The World He's Gay Via New York Times Profile
"The Big Bang Theory" is obviously a tremendous piece in Jim Parsons' life. It feels fitting that it would be the platform on which the Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award winner would tell the world that he's gay.
Parsons made his sexuality public and official toward the end of a New York Times profile examining the top-rated CBS comedy. In fact, he reveals that he's happily been in a relationship for the last 10 years. Recently, he took to the Broadway stage to portray a gay activist in a revival of "The Normal Heart." He's reportedly been tapped to reprise his role when "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy brings the play to the big screen.
It's not exactly a typical Hollywood coming-out. In fact, it's referenced as almost an afterthought. It's mentioned that he's both gay and spoken-for as context to why "The Normal Heart" holds particular meaning for Parsons. It then launches seamlessly into talking about Parson's starring turn in a recent stage revival of "Harvey."
There's no diving deeper into his comfort with his sexuality. There's no discussing President Obama's thoughts toward supporting gay marriage. He's not asked when he "knew" or how he feels about the impact being out might have on his public perception.
It's treated simply as "By the way, he happens to be in a romantic relationship with a man. Anyway, so about 'Harvey'..."
I can't be alone in finding that just a little bit...refreshing.
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