Ricky Martin came out in 2010 via a letter he posted on his website.
Emily Rios came out in July of 2014 after her character on The Bridge had a lesbian storyline.
Ellen Page came out publicly at a Human Rights Campaign conference in 2014.
Michael Sam came out in February of 2014 before being drafted by the NFL.
Brittney Griner never officially “came out,” because she was always out but acknowledged it publicly in February of 2013 to work with the LGBT community.
Anderson Cooper came out publicly in 2012 after announcing it via email with Daily Beast writer Andrew Sullivan.
Former NSYNC member Lance Bass came out publicly in 2006, but was already out to his closest friends and family at that point.
Ellen Degeneres came out publicly on her show Ellen in 1997.
Portia de Rossi came out publicly in 2005 in an interview with Amanda De Cadenet.
Figure skater Johnny Weir came out publicly in 2011.
Jason Collins came out publicly in 2013 after becoming a free agent in the NBA.
Tom Daley came out publicly in 2013 by posting a YouTube video online with his confession.
Chaz Bono came out publicly in 1990.
Laura Jane Grace came out publicly in 2012 in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Sara Gilbert came out publicly in 2010 on The Talk.
Clay Aiken came out publicly in 2008 after the birth of his son.
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