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‘Big Bang’ actor comes out

Jim Parsons, known best as Sheldon, publicly acknowledges his sexual orientation after years of media speculation

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Jim Parsons, known best for his role as Sheldon on television's 'Big Bang Theory' has come out of the closet. (Photo by Martin Iturbide via Wikimedia)

Jim Parsons, known for playing the comically automatous genius Sheldon on CBS’s hit series ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ has come out as gay in a New York Times profile showcasing his starring role of Broadway’s revival of ‘Harvey.’

Though rumors have circled around the tall, gangly actor for years — including reports he’d gotten engaged to his long-time boyfriend in 2010 — the actor is only now publicly acknowledging his orientation in the media, in a paragraph mentioning his performance as Tommy Boatwright in last year’s broadway production of Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart.’

“‘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.”

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PHOTOS: RIOT! Capital Pride Opening Party

LGBTQ community celebration held at Echostage

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RIOT! Capital Pride Opening Party is held at Echostage on Friday, June 7. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Capital Pride weekend festivities began with the RIOT! Capital Pride Opening Party at Echostage on Friday, June 7.

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PHOTOS: Dyke March

Activists in annual demonstration call for end to genocide

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The 2024 Dyke March (Washington Blade photo by Emily Hanna)

The 2024 Dyke March was held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 7. The march began in Lafayette Square. Activists called for an end to genocide.

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PHOTOS: Pride Run 5K

Front Runners hold annual community event at Congressional Cemetery

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The Pride Run 5K was held on Friday, June 7 at Congressional Cemetery. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The DC Front Runners held the 12th annual Pride Run 5K at Congressional Cemetery on Friday, June 7.

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