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Matt Bomer: out and about

Billy Gardner

Matt Bomer confirms that he is gay

Star studded actor admits he is gay

Matt Bomer has recieved much media publicity over the last few years with many wondering his sexual orientation. The star of the USA show “White Collar” confirmed that he was infact gay during his acceptance speech at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards last Saturday. Matt Bomer has been in a long standing relationship with his publicist Simon Wells, the same partner whom he is raising three children with.

“I’d really like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker and Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment,” he said, during the awards ceremony. Bomer was accepting the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his ongoing dedication to AIDS care, prevention and research through the Desert AID Project. 

Bomer has been a long supporter of same-sex marriages. Last Setember, he played a role as Jeff Zarillo, a homosexual who was the principal litigant in California’s Proposition 8, the well-known amendment that banned same sex marriage in the California. Bomer also spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2011 AIDS Walk in New York City where he walked along side 45,000 others to raise more than $6.2 million for Gay Men’s Heath Crisis and other AIDS organizational services in the tri-state area.

Bomer can still be seen on “White Collar” and will play a starring role as a male stripper in the upcoming film “Magic Mike.”

The film also features Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum.

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