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11 February 13th, 2012 Matt Bomer Comes Out while accepting award; Thanks his partner & their children!

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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!

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  1. Emma says:

    Congrats on coming out!!!!

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  2. barbara t says:

    good for him,I have a very close friend who went through hell because he is gay,he never could come out and tell friends and family because he was afraid to ,In my heart I always knew he was special ,we were kids together,so i grew up knowing this person and loving him for who he is.and when he finally came out with it life was better for him and his family and friends,shouldnt have to keep anything locked up inside.

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  3. Rob says:

    I thought he came out ages ago…..

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  4. Tom says:

    I think he has always lived fairly openly but has never confirmed nor denied his sexuality.

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  5. Eileen Hargis says:

    Not sure why anyone would be surprised at his announcement. I met him at a soap event and knew right away he was gay. Nice guy, so what?

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  6. aria says:

    He so HOT, his husband is lucky.

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  7. david says:

    Of course. Aren’t all the most attractive men gay? Coming out seems a little passe to me, but I live in a big city where nobody cares about sexual preference anymore.

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  8. Brian Greene says:

    Congrats & Big Blessings To You, Matt! :D

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  9. ethel says:

    i don’t really see what the big deal is…………………

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  10. Heather says:

    “After much speculation and rumors, former Guiding Light heartthrob and now starring on … ”

    That’s the problem with society. There shouldn’t never had been “speculation” and “rumors” in the first place. People need to learn to mind their own business in life and stop interfering on others.

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  11. ricardo says:

    matt is such a good actor. i love his acting and he is so hot. my boyfriend looks alot like matt. been with my boyfriend for 2 years and is a well known actor. im not in the acting buisness. matt keep up the good work.

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