When it comes to public opinion, stepping in front of the crowd and admitting you are gay has ruined the life and social status of so many celebrities.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that people like Ricky Martin, Rosie O’Donnell, Cynthia Nixon, Sean Hayes or Neil Patrick Harris took their time before finally stepping out and admit the obvious.
Autostraddle tried a charting of the stars’ evolution and with stars like Rosie O’Donnell and Sean Hayes the obvious was something everybody thought but not exactly said out loud, with Ricky Martin and Adam Lambert the news was a bit of a surprise in spite of the sigh of regret many women on the planet let out when hearing the news.
Lance Bass and Neil Patrick Harris had the suspicion over their heads ever since youth and nobody was surprised they finally took it upon themselves to admit they are gay.
If Rosie O’Donnell was high and mighty about her decision to speak out and call herself a dyke, Cynthia Nixon had no problem of tuning her sexual preferences for a woman having as explanation the all powerful love.
If a few years ago the society would have had something to say when judging the celebrities for their sexual preferences, nowadays, aside for some news magazines based on judging terms, nobody actually blames them for being honest.