After much speculation and rumors, former Guiding Light heartthrob and now starring on the hit TV series, White Collar, Matt Bomer has publicly come out as gay. The actor made it public at an awards ceremony and in a magazine article last week.
According to Towleroad, Bomer was given the New Generation Arts and Activism Award from the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday. The award is for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Upon accepting the award, he thanked his partner Simon Halls and his three children. Bomer stated, “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 will soon be seen in Larry Kramer’s HIV/AIDS drama The Normal Heart, and is slated to play the older brother of gay character Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) on the hit TV series Glee. He’s also starred in the reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 about California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
Now after the jump watch the video of the beautiful speech delivered by Bomer upon accepting his award!