42 Celebrities Who Are Out and Proud!

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Many in Hollywood got the celebration started on June 26, 2015, the day on which the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

We've heard from numerous stars regarding the decision, all elated over this historic 5-4 decision.

But the following actors, actresses, athletes and singers likely pumped their fists just a bit harder than everyone else in Tinseltown.

That's because they've been out of the closet for awhile now, and it's hard to believe this decision doesn't hit a little bit closer to home for them...

1. Neil Patrick Harris

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.

2. Ellen Page

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

3. Jim Parsons

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

4. Anderson Cooper

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

5. Zachary Quinto

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.

6. Adam Lambert

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.

7. T.R. Knight

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.

8. Rosie O'Donnell

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

9. Sean Hayes

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

10. Ellen DeGeneres

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

11. Lance Bass

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

12. Portia de Rossi

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.

13. Robin Roberts

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

14. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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

15. Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer and his longtime partner have three children together.

16. Jane Lynch

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

17. Chris Colfer

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

18. Cynthia Nixon

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

19. Clay Aiken

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

20. Wanda Sykes

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

21. Ricky Martin

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

22. Melissa Etheridge

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

23. Elton John

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

24. Michael Sam

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

25. Chely Wright

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

26. Kristian Nairn

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

27. Daniel Franzese

Daniel Franzese
Daniel Franzese has come out as gay. The actor is best known for his role as Damian in Mean Girls.

28. Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson is a WWE legend. He came out in June 2014.

29. Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe is an Australian Gold Medalist - and also a homosexual. The swimmer made the admission in July 2014.

30. Chip Sarafin

Chip Sarafin
Chip Sarafin came out as gay while playing offensive line for Arizona State. He became the first Division 1 athlete to do so while playing college football.

31. Tim Cook

Tim Cook
Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple. He came out as gay in a powerful essay for Bloomberg Businessweek in late October of 2014.

32. Ty Herndon

Ty Herndon
Ty Herndon is a country singer who made a major admission in late 2014: he's a proud and happy gay man.

33. Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett has come out as gay. He makes the public admission in this chat with Ellen DeGeneres. Watch now.

34. Ingrid Nilsen

Ingrid Nilsen is a viral sensation and a judge on Project Runway Threads. She admits in this video that she is also gay.

35. Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy
Gus Kenworthy is an Olympic skier. He's also now one of the best known gay athletes in the world.

36. Reid Ewing

Reid Ewing
Reid Ewing plays Dylan on Modern Family. He never felt a need to officially come out as gay, but the information went public in late 2015.

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