Jim Parsons Has Come Out!

Categories: Gaaaaayyyyyy

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In Broadway's revival of Harvey, Jim Parsons plays a guy who pals around with an invisible rabbit.

Well, he's finally addressed the invisible elephant in the room too.

A New York Times profile says that The Normal Heart--the AIDS play which Parsons did on Broadway and which he'll appear in the movie of--resonated with the actor on several levels.

According to the third page of the Patrick Healy-authored piece, the drama spoke to the Big Bang Theory actor as a gay man with a 10-year relationship and also because it was an ensemble piece.

There's no direct quote from Parsons, but that whole bit was attributed to him, and believe me, it was approved; the Times doesn't "out" people any more than I "in" them.

And I say yay!

Not long ago, I wrote about the absurdity of the Normal Heart--the ultimate "Silence Equals Death" project--proceeding with two glass-closet stars in the cast.

Well, Matt Bomer came out and now Parsons has too.

Harvey, your turn.


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Kate Monster
Kate Monster

I adore him so of course he is gay. Everyone I adore are always gay. Happy for them and no I am not a homophobe but it would be nice to find a metrosexual male who dresses well, loves theater, showtunes and finds me very attractive.

No my Prince is a Princess.Sucks to be me.

Scruff712
Scruff712

This just in, sky is blue. More at eleven.

Musto
Musto

Patrick Healy just confirmed with me that it was all on the record, naturally.

VonD
VonD

Shel-don! I love his character on The Big Gangbang, er, The Big Bang!

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Of course Harvey, the Rabbit is gay. He's Elwood P. Dowd's constant, if invisible partner, isn't he? And their favorite hang-out is a bar.

Elwood is Out, however, because he always makes a point of introducing Harvey.

I think "Harvey" is every bit as much a coded gay play as "Bell, Book and Candle" is.

Musto
Musto

PS: My last line is a jokey reference to Harvey the rabbit.

Musto
Musto

I have sent a message to the article's author, Patrick Healy, for further clarification, and I will add any if they come in.

anonTWO
anonTWO

I have no gaydar at all but I knew this man is gay the moment I heard him speak.

Parvenu
Parvenu

Well, if it's so obvious, then it's a good thing he said it.

mdf
mdf

Does it matter?  Ewh!

Mae Swazey
Mae Swazey

The film writer John DiLeo has a piece, "Gay Rabbit," written in 2009, included in his recent book, SCREEN SAVERS II, which makes the case for this, calling Harvey and Elwood, "a gay couple of a closeted age."  It's a very interesting mini-essay from a wonderful book.  And P.S.  I have heard the show, and Parsons, are great. 

Tony
Tony

Oh, thank god. The gays have suffered enough without having to cope with Harvey Weinstein in our midst.

Jonster
Jonster

Gaydar is easy.  Anyone can have it.  It's not just having gayface because I know straight people with gayface.  And I know gay people with straightface.  Here's how you figure out who's gay and who's not.  It's very quick, and you have a small window of time to observe.  Pick out your target - maybe someone sitting nearby, on a subway, in a restaurant, etc.  Watch their eyes.  When they think they are not being observed, watch where their eyes go.  They will look over at the person, and then down towards their posterior (or fronterior) region and then back up.  This actually happened to me last night.  I'm long past hot, but occasionally get a glance or two.  A man came into the deli and I noticed him.  He looked like a typical suburban, blue-collar, working class guy who didn't acknowledge or look at me while we were waiting to pay.  I just had a feeling.  As I was walking out, he didn't realize I could see his reflection in the glass door.  He turned, looked at the back of my head, and then his eyes shifted down to my butt, and then back up.  It took two seconds.   You have to be quick.  (Thank you Davey Wavey from Youtube...you're cute.) 

Rowan
Rowan

I completely agree. People are so stupid to think it comes if you are effeminate or girly looking. Lol, it's about aura's. Just frigging try and read people!

Jcrain
Jcrain

This is intriguing. Can you provide a few examples? Straight celebs with gayface and gay celebs with straightface. I always operated on instinct and it's never 100% foolproof.

In fact, MM, you maybe ought to try a blogpost (although a column would be better) on gaydar. Potentially controversial but then that's what your middle name is, right? Just half-kidding.

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