One of the greatest perks of being an actor is that you get to
experience roles that might never be a part of yourself. We as
the audience, relate and fall in love with them even without
realizing that this is just a masked face.  This for sure
creates a wave of a particular mindset. In today’s society,
homosexuality is no longer a stigma that would suffice your
relationship to private locations or give someone a reason to
bully you. Since actors are considered as role models and an
eye to the general public, their acceptance of homosexuality
for sure would’ve helped people in acknowledging their sexual
orientation and personality. Here are 12 gay actors who
portrayed the role of straight characters flawlessly.

1. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil is well known for his character of Barney Stinson, a
serial womanizer on the tv series How I Met Your
Mother. 
This actor had also been part of hits
like Doggie Howser, M.D., Starship Troopers, Beastly,
The Smurfs, Gone Girl
 and many
more. Doubtlessly, in his early days of career, he
came out as the most successful child actors of the modern
television era. In November 2006, he revealed to the world that
he is one among the gay actors. He and his husband, David
Burtka, have a twin daughter and son.


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2. Cynthia Nixon

We all recognize her as the Miranda Hobbes from the television
show Sex and the City. In series, she
flawlessly portrayed the role of a successful lawyer and a
man-eater. Eventually, she came out as a bisexual after a
public split from her husband for many years. She is now
married to Christine Marinoni since 2012 and they have a child
together.

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3. Wentworth Miller

Much to everyone’s surprise, the Prison
Break 
stud, Michael Scofield is a proud member of the
Gay Community. He was born in Oxfordshire, England and raised
in Brooklyn, New York. After landing a few small roles, he got
his big break, Prison Break, and then there
was no looking back. He has also starred in The Flash,
Legends Of Tomorrow, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ghost
Whisperer 
and many others. He came out as a gay in
2013. This heart-throb is extremely open regarding the
struggles and challenges he had to face due to his sexuality.
Oh man, how can one resist the charm and innocence of his eyes?

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4. Jodie Foster

Born in LA, Jodie Foster is an extremely famous actor, film
director, and producer. She has been acting in commercials
since she was 3. Like rest of them, she has played straight
characters to the best of her ability and the most famous one
was Annabelle Bransford in Maverick. She
publicly came out in 2013 during her acceptance speech for
Golden Globes Cecille B. DeMille Award.

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5. Jim Parsons

We can’t deny the fact that Sheldon Cooper of CBS comedy
series The Big Bang Theory is one of the
most beloved characters on television. He was able to hide his
personal lifestyle choices for quite a period of time. But
after he rose to fame as a member of series, New York Times
piece in 2012 was able to confirm that he is a gay. He had been
in a relationship with his partner, Todd Spiewak for over 10
years.

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6. Sara Gilbert

Well, looks like Sara adds to list of gay actors on the sets
of The Big Bang Theory. She has played many
straight characters, including Darlene Cooper
on Roseanne. However now, she is in her
second long term relationship. she was married to Allison
Adler, from 2001 to 2011. After splitting, she married musician
Linda Perry in 2014.

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7. Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer, yet another gay actor who makes women go weak in
the knees. C’mon, who doesn’t love Neal Caffrey
from White Collar? He has been acting since 2001
but it was after his role in White
Collar,
 his fame rose to the level that could set
anyone ablaze. Flawlessly portraying the role of Ken
in Magic Mike was no less than a cherry on
the cake. In 2012, he publicly acknowledged that he was a gay,
and has 3 sons with his partner, Simon Halls.

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8. Lily Tomlin

Society wasn’t that supportive towards the gay community back
in time. Lily is one such hero who wasn’t afraid during those
early eras of television to show her true personality. She has
played several straight characters including Vivian Jaffe
in I Heart Huckabees. She married her
partner, Jane Wagner in 2013 following the legalization of gay
marriage.

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9. David Hyde Pierce

Another entry to the list of gay actors is David who has played
the character of Niles Crane, a psychiatrist on the
sitcom Frasier. He has won four Primetime
Emmy Awards for his amazing work on the show. He has also been
a part of Bright Lights, Big City, Chains of Fools,
Osmosis Jones, Treasure Planet 
and many more. He came
out in 2007 and is married to Brian Hargrove, his partner for
over 20 years.

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10. Sarah Paulson

She has been playing Harriet Hayes on Studio 60 on the
Sunset Trip.
 She dated men before being with
Cherry Jones from 2004 to 2009.

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11. Zachary Quinto

Known for playing the roles of Dr. Oliver Thredson, Sylar, and
Spock, Zachary is not only an actor but a film producer as
well. He came out as a gay publicly in 2011, after the suicide
of gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer. He also has been a long time
supporter of gay rights campaigns and organizations.

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12. Ellen Page

Born and raised in Canada, she literally grew up on acting on
Canadian television starting at the age of 10. She appeared in
quite a number of Canadian movies and television shows, before
landing a supporting role in 2006 film X Men: The Last Stand.
Among all the straight characters, her role of a pregnant
teenager in Juno was well appreciated by
everyone. In Feb 2014, she accepted her sexual orientation as a
lesbian at a Human Rights Campaign’s ‘Time
ToThrive’ 
conference.

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Well, is your favorite actor in the list? Doubtlessly, all of
them had been flawlessly portraying their characters,
whatsoever it may be. I am pretty sure that their coming out as
gay actors publicly would’ve left millions of fans heartbroken
and gay community much more proud.

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