Matt Bomer, who has up till now lived in a glass closet (most industry people knew) regarding his sexuality, made it public at an awards ceremony and in a magazine article last week. Bomer was given the New Generation Arts and Activism Award from the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday. In his award speech, he thanked his partner Simon Halls, and his three kids.
Matt_bomerSaid Bomer: “And 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.”
Bomer was also casually outed in an OK Magazine article late last week: “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.”
When asked by Details about rumors about his sexuality in 2010, Bomer answered, “I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.” [x]
So people is considering his speech as “coming out”, oh well, if this stops them about bitching about his “glass situation” is ok with me, see him as a closeted one who came out.
I never considered him “in”.
The moment I saw Chuck and googled him I knew he had a male partner and kids. Doesn’t matter which google search I do about him I get certain leaked pics I hate (because they are personal pics) on the result. Put his name in google and the first suggestion is “gay”.
Yes, he didn’t say “i’m gay” but sorry, he simply lives his life.
He always lived his life open, he never bearded, never lied or denied and never hid his family. We saw his hubby in official pics, red carpets & awards shows, never in the spotlight but not because they are hiding but because Simon simply seems a person who doesn’t like to be on pics and being the focus of attention, after all Matt is the star, not him.
He also didn’t put himself away from gay charity and gay work, he has been in Trevor Project galas for a few years now, he is in “8” (both NY and LA), he is doing The Normal Heart. He and his hubby donate and are members of the Family Equality Council. That also brings me to other charity galas where their names are together in their pamphlet.
I always thought that is equally important couples like Neil & David and couples like Matt & Simon. We need people in the spotlight and open and with magazine covers but we also need gay couples that simply live their life like nothing is different, like there is no big deal, because, you know what, there isn’t, that’s real equality for me.
Also Matt is the most sincere, warm, nice and incredible person I’ve ever “meet”. And I don’t say it because I’m a fan, journalist who meet him say that, co-workers say that, autograph hunters say that, every single person who met him said that.
So if this stops people about bitching about him, then, congratulations for “coming out” Matt.