White Collar‘s Matt Bomer Came Out During An Awards Ceremony This Past Weekend

Why it is that society must know the sexuality of every single celebrity out there is one of life’s great mysteries. If a celebrity seems even remotely gay or does anything to evoke the possibility of being so, the rumors start and don’t stop until everyone is satisfied.

Matt Bomer of White Collar is one of the many stars whose sexuality has been questioned in the past. In 2010 when Details asked about the rumors circling, Bomer said: ”I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.” You’d think such a matter-of-fact statement would put a lockdown on the topic, but it never really does. Instead it just quells the media for a bit.

This past Saturday, Bomer outed himself when he thanked his partner in an acceptance speech. At the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards this past weekend, Bomer received the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his contributions in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It was then that he took the opportunity to not only silence those who had been probing into his personal life, but to thank his partner Simon Halls, and his three children, saying:

“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.”

One would like to hope that someday we’ll live in a world where whom we love is no longer up for discussion. In an election year where gay marriage is one of the most heated debates, it’s nice to see someone like Bomer come out so as to not only be true to himself, but to inspire others to do the same. Some people love men, some love women and some love both, so what does it matter? Love is hard enough as it is, without having to label the details in between.

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