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Someday, the following list will not be necessary.

Someday, celebrities will not need to make any sort of official announcement regarding their sexuality because, quite simply, no one will care and society will be fully accepting of all orientations.

But that day hasn't arrived yet, for reasons explained so eloquently by Ellen Page when she came out as a lesbian on Friday:

Perhaps these stars can make a difference. Maybe they can positively influence others struggling with their sexual identity, using their public platform to push for tolerance.

So, with all that in mind, we join many in Hollywood in saluting Page and other famous folks who are very out and awfully proud:

25 Celebrities Who Are Out and Proud
Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.
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Ellen Page

1. Ellen Page

Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.


Neil Patrick Harris

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer on How I Met Your Mother. But he's married to a man in real life.


Jim Parsons

3. Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons is a multi-time Emmy winner. He came out in an interview with The New York Times.


Anderson Cooper

4. Anderson Cooper

It's the silver fox! Anderson Cooper made his announcment in a moving personal statement.


Zachary Quinto

5. Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto is best known for roles in Heroes, American Horror Story and on the stage. He also plays Spock in the new Star Trek franchise.


Adam Lambert

6. Adam Lambert

There was never any real doubt about Adam Lambert's sexuality. But he made it clear not long after his run on American Idol ended.


T.R. Knight

7. T.R. Knight

He'll always be George O'Malley to Grey's Anatomy fans. T.R. Knight was at the center of a gay slur scandal that led to a series cast shake-up.


Rosie O'Donnell

8. Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell is one of our more outspoken celebrities. She has five kids.


Sean Hayes

9. Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is a beloved sitcom star. He'll always be revered for his role on Will & Grace.


Ellen DeGeneres

10. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is married to Portia de Rossi. She absolutely cracks us up on her talk show.


Lance Bass

11. Lance Bass

Lance Bass sang his way into our hearts a long time ago. We may still have his poster on our bedroom wall.


Portia de Rossi

12. Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi is married to Ellen DeGeneres and slays us on Arrested Development. She's never been shy about her sexuality.


Robin Roberts

13. Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts came out in late 2013. Reporters don't get more respected than this GMA anchor.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson

14. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

We adore Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family. The gay actor plays a gay character on the sitcom.


Jane Lynch

15. Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch has been out of the closet for awhile. She cracks us up on Glee.


Chris Colfer

16. Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is doubly gay! He's gay in real life and he plays a gay high school graduate on Glee.


Cynthia Nixon

17. Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon slept with a lot of men on Sex and the City. But she's partial to women off screen.


Clay Aiken

18. Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is another gay American Idol alum. He's running for Congress in North Carolina.


Wanda Sykes

19. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is a hilarious actress. She has never hidden the fact that she's gay.


Ricky Martin

20. Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys. He's living La Vida Loca.


Melissa Etheridge

21. Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is a great singer. She wants to come to the window of women only.


Elton John

22. Elton John

It's shocking but true, folks: Elton John is gay!


Michael Sam

23. Michael Sam

Michael Sam announced his sexuality prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. He was appropriately applauded for doing so.


Chely Wright

24. Chely Wright

Chely Wright is the proud mothr of twins. The country star came out in early 2011.


Kristian Nairn

25. Kristian Nairn

Who doesn't adore Kristian Nairn as Hodor on Game of Thrones? The actor came out as gay in early 2014.


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One of the best young actors on television celebrates a birthday today.

Chris Colfer - whose portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee has earned him numerous awards, including a 2011 Golden Globe - is now 23 years old. Hurry up and send him your best wishes on this Memorial Day!

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Named one of the most influential people in Hollywood two years ago by Time, Hummel had next to no previous acting experience when he auditioned for the Fox hit.

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Chris Colfer woke up today to contrasting news: he's an Emmy nominee... and he's on his way out of the show that earned him that title.

Expressing shock over the latter, the young star spoke to TV Line about the latter development and said the following of Ryan Murphy's decision to graduate those who will be playing seniors on season three of Glee:

"It’s definitely not my choice. But I completely understand that it works for the integrity of the show. One of the things that I love about Glee is, despite characters breaking into song in the middle of the hallway, it was very real to me. It always seemed like a very real high school environment. And I think by having some characters graduate, they’ll continue having that element."

Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley

Michele, meanwhile, has also Tweeted a response to the news. A force on Broadway before she arrived on Fox, the actress will have plenty of opportunities ahead and wrote:

“We always knew we’d graduate in real time. It’s all part of the plan and it’s all good! It’s going to make Season 3 amazing!!! To Gleeks everywhere, you’re in my heart now and forever. Love u all!!! This is just the beginning!!”

Will you keep watching Glee after Michele, Colfer and Cory Monteith leave?

 

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