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NYT: Jim Parsons is Gay

I could have sworn he was out already (maybe because of a September 2010 National Enquirer story about his engagement to his partner (see screenshot, AFTER THE JUMP...), but some folks are telling me that this casual NYT mention (on page 3 of a profile about his upcoming role in Harvey) is Jim Parsons' official coming out:

2_parsons“The Normal Heart” resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said. As the production was ending last summer, he heard that the Roundabout Theater Company was considering a revival of “Harvey” — initially with John C. Reilly under consideration for Elwood — and last November the play’s director, Scott Ellis, asked him and Ms. Hecht to do a private reading of the work in Los Angeles.

If anybody can point to somewhere he's mentioned it (aside from mentioning his partner's name in a long list at an awards ceremony), please do so in the comments.



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  1. STRANDED: "Unless you knew him first hand, then you are entitled to make such comment. If you knew him from his show, as I do, then you were making assumptions."

    I think you completely missed the point here. Yes, he never really specifically mentioned that a man was his partner, but a quick search would have given you pages and pages of information. I don't even watch the show nor am I a fan of his and I knew that he was gay from several links posted on LGBT blogs; awards ceremonies, pictures, etc...

    Posted by: Stuart | May 24, 2012 1:03:40 AM

  2. It's all about coming out "officially." And nothing is more "official" than "the newspaper of record."

    There's been a lot of silly chatter about Parsons "quietly coming out" when the NYT is the World's Biggest Bullhorn.

    This is allabout Media Rituals. That so many of us "knew" or "guessed" that he's gay is as nothing to the media until he SAYS THE WORDS. And now he has.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 24, 2012 8:11:13 AM

  3. Doesn't anyone watch G4? Jim said he was gay when he was hosting "Attack of the Show".

    Posted by: Paul C | May 24, 2012 10:48:49 AM

  4. Good for him. The more the merrier. Only the kids are missing now.

    Posted by: RK | May 24, 2012 12:25:56 PM

  5. Anderson Cooper????.....crickets churping...

    Posted by: RK | May 24, 2012 12:26:32 PM

  6. I'm more shocked that he's 39.

    Posted by: John | May 24, 2012 5:08:24 PM

  7. I hear Brutus screaming "jealous queens"

    Posted by: Jose | May 24, 2012 6:31:38 PM

  8. Buggery is never acceptable. Perhaps the two of them could find an electric fence somewhere...

    Posted by: squid | May 26, 2012 1:01:10 AM

  9. im upset he is gay :( i had a crush on him :(

    Posted by: poster | Jun 2, 2012 9:49:49 PM

  10. very

    Posted by: sohbet odaları | Jan 27, 2013 7:09:40 PM

  11. thankss

    Posted by: sohbet | Jan 27, 2013 7:09:51 PM

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