At the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Matt Bomer, an out gay actor, won an award for his portrayal of Felix Turner, a closeted gay New York Times reporter, in HBO's The Normal Heart. The movie is based on Larry Kramer's semi-autobiographical play.
About an hour later, Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Francis Underwood in House of Cards.
Spacey has long been rumored to be gay — including in an infamous mid-1990s Esquire "Kevin Spacey Has a Secret" cover story — although he has never said so publicly.
In response to Spacey's win, The New York Times' Josh Barro, an out gay man, tweeted:
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