Source & Story Credit: Mail Online – Linda Massarella
Photo Credit: The New York Times – Sara Krulwich
Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:35 a.m. PST
He didn’t shout it from the rooftops, but Jim Parsons has admitted he’s gay.
The information about The Big Bang Theory’s actor’s sexual preference – and the fact he’s been in a 10-year relationship with a man – was mentioned toward the bottom of a New York Times’ story today.
Times writer Patrick Healy, discussing a Broadway play the 39-year-old actor was in last year wrote, ‘The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels: Mr Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship… ‘
Unlike other actors who identify as gay, such as Ellen DeGeneres or Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Parsons has been very quiet on the subject.
Although he starred as a gay man in the Broadway play The Normal Heart, in his Emmy winning role as Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, he plays a nerdy scientist who has little social or romantic skills.
He has also failed to reveal who his lover is.
Parsons has won countless acting awards, but has yet to bring his ‘other half.’
Now that he’s out of the closet, gay writers hope he’ll be a more vocal in his defense of other homosexual actors.
In a recent edition of Out magazine, columnist Michael Musto called for Jim Parsons, as well as other actors such as Queen Latifah, to come out of the closet loudly and proudly, calling it the ‘honourable – and sensible – thing to do.’
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Blog Source: CBS News – Seth Doane
Posted: Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 1:00 am PST
Video Credit: CBS News Entertainment
Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award Winner Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon on the hit show (The Big Bang Theory) talks about how he got his start in Hollywood and how he learned his incredible long list of physics terminology.
When Seth Doane ask Parsons how does he memorize his lines Parsons told Doane “it’s like memorizing the symbols on the periodic table.” Parsons is on Broadway doing a play called (The Normal Heart) a story about the 80’s the beginning of the AIDS Epidemic.
If you are in the New York area please support Jim Parsons play and please tune to your local listing to catch Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon. I love that show. Parsons will have you rolling on the floor laughing.