‚White Collar’s‘ Matt Bomer Officially Comes Out as Gay at Awards Show (Video)

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„I will always love you, Larry Kramer. As an artist and as an activist. We are so grateful to you for fighting the good fight for us all. Thank you for your refusal to be silent or polite. Thank you for your rage. Thank you for teaching us how to be resilient.“

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Matt Bomer reveals his ultra-religious father would ‘bring the hammer down’ while he was figuring out his sexuality as a teen

Matt Bomer has spoken of his struggle growing up gay in an ultra-conservative religious family, describing his upbringing as a “bifurcated” environment.

The award-winning American Horror Story actor explained in an interview with the Guardian that he had to navigate his family’s shifting religious values as child.

He realised he was gay in his early teens, he said, “but I was also part of a very religious family living in a hyper-conservative environment in the bible belt in Texas so it became a bifurcated experience for me.”

The family was so conservative that even TV and film were off-limits on occasion.

“The boundaries shifted quite a bit,” Bomer said. “Sometimes they’d be relaxed, sometimes more stringent, depending on where my family’s religious values were at any given time.

“If Dad was really on fire for the Lord all of a sudden, you knew the hammer would come down. Although my brother and I as kids always found a way to access everything we wanted to see.”

The actor, who is now father to three sons with his partner Simon Halls, first came out to his brother at the age of 24.

He broke the news to his parents in an emotional letter two years later, only to be met with six months of silence followed by a blazing row when he returned from college.

Bomer publicly came out in an awards speech in 2012 in which he thanked Halls and their children for teaching him “what unconditional love is.”

While this act of courage clearly hasn’t harmed his career, in the years that followed it did cost him some opportunities that were previously open to him.

“I’d be lying to you if I said certain things didn’t change for me,” he admitted.

Matt Bomer reveals his ultra-religious father would ‘bring the hammer down’ while he was figuring out his sexuality as a teen

Matt Bomer on ‚Doom Patrol‘ and Bringing LGBTQ+ Representation to the Superhero Genre

The actor talks about playing a gay superhero, his favorite weird moment in the show, and more.

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Following a screening of Episode 3, entitled “Puppet Patrol,” actor Matt Bomer held a Q&A for select press at the Soho House in West Hollywood and talked about his love for DC Comics, not being familiar with the comics before signing on for the series, why he thinks Larry Trainor is an important character in the superhero genre, sharing the role with another performer, which member of the Doom Patrol his character is closest to, the weirdest moments he’s had this season, and what he’s excited about fans getting to see, in the coming episodes.

MATT BOMER: I wasn’t familiar with (these comics), at all. I grew up with pretty standard comic book fare, as a kid. I was definitely more of a DC kid, but I did not know about Grant Morrison’s comics, or even the ones that predated that. (Executive Producers) Greg Berlanti and Jeremy Carver called me and described this character to me, who they felt, on the outside, was this all-American, Chuck Yeager, golden boy, but on the inside, was one part the Elephant Man and one part Montgomery Clift. I thought, “Oh, wow, that’s a really interesting dichotomy to get to play.” He’s this golden boy on the outside, but inside, he’s always felt like a monster. It’s the great allegory of the role that Jeremy so brilliantly came up with. Through this accident, he ultimately becomes what he always felt he was inside. So, his journey over the course of the season is finding a dialogue with himself, where he can learn to accept all of the parts of himself that he felt were unlovable or unacceptable, in the past.

BOMER: That’s actually why I loved it. I’ve certainly read my share of comic book scripts, over the years, and if this had just been another formulaic, down-the-middle, noir-ish, dark, all straight-faced, traditional, Gotham-y type of series, I would not have been a part of it. Especially in the landscape, in this day and age, to stand out, you need to be distinctive, and reading this script, you can call it whatever you want to, but it is absolutely distinctive and its own beast, unabashedly so. A big reason why I wanted to be a part of it is because it’s so strange. Reading the pilot, I only got a small snippet of it. It wasn’t really until I got into the Grant Morrison comics, and then the subsequent authors after that, that I went, “Holy shit! Did everybody just do LSD, and then just throw spaghetti against the wall? How did they come up with this?” That trippy, abstract, absurdist tone is what I love about the piece. It may be one of those things that you love or you hate, but for me, it’s what I loved about it.

BOMER: I have to say that I’m so happy this is where it all ended up. I love Larry. I love who he is, and I love who he is going to become. I love who he is in the process of becoming. People always say, “What about Superman?” They bring it up to me, constantly, still. This character, to me, is just as, if not more, interesting than Superman. I’m really, really happy with where it landed. I think (showrunner) Jeremy Carver is a brilliant writer, and I’m constantly surprised by the writers on this project, and also by the scope of their ambition, and the fact that these production designers and special effects teams are able to make this happen, week to week. This is such a huge operation. I had no idea, when I signed on, just how vast it would be. I got on the set, the first day, and they had built an X-15 for me to fly and I thought, “Oh, shit, this is real. They’re really putting it all into this.” I’m so happy to be in the DC universe still, after all of these years, and I’m so happy with the role that I landed.

BOMER: I think it’s so important. It’s a big reason why I wanted to be a part of . I’ve never really seen a gay, male superhero, and what I love most about the character is that, even though it’s a huge struggle, internally, for him, it’s not the sole thing that defines who he is. He’s such a multi-faceted character. If it had just been one stereotypical thing, I think I would have had more reservations about it, but the fact that he is this nuanced character who has so many places to grow, and he has so much shadow and so much light that he doesn’t even know he has, is what appealed to me, just as much as his sexuality.

BOMER: Interestingly enough, one of the reasons they first called me (for this role) is that I was doing on Broadway, which takes place in ‘68/‘69, at a time when, even if people were accepting of who they were, they had to do it behind closed doors. You couldn’t even really do it in public. The bar you were in could be raided. You were certainly ostracized by the mainstream community. It wasn’t like it is today. So, I was in that headspace and Greg [Berlanti] had come to see the play, and they called me a little bit after that. I think he knew that I had really been delving into that world, eight times a week on stage, but for Larry, the stakes are even higher. It’s one thing to just be a product of that time, but to also be in the military, actively serving and to be someone who has tried to achieve so much, in order to create a smokescreen for himself and to give himself permission just to be. In his mind, if he can just become this guy who breaks the sound barrier and America has to love him, then he’ll never have to really deal with the parts of himself that are unlovable.

BOMER: I wish that we had. I wish I could say that we did some mime workshop together, or something. I would have been game to do it, in spades, believe me. It was just the nature of the piece that, due to schedules and how it all worked out, it was more Matthew Zuk, who is phenomenal and does the physical work. We correspond via email, phone call and text, and then, whenever I’m down in Atlanta, we spend a good amount of time together and talk about the character. It’s really unique. It’s not like voicing animation, where you voice the role, and then they animate to you, and you go back and do a polish. It’s really a true collaboration, in that I just throw spaghetti at the wall, he does his stuff, and we go back and polish it, at the end. There’s no precedent for it. I don’t know that anybody’s ever really done something like this before, so we’re still figuring out the best way to do it. I love it. It’s a really unique challenge that I’ve never faced before. I don’t know any other actor who’s ever shared a role, physically, with somebody else, but then also come in and embody it, at certain points.

BOMER: It’s a bit of a disparate production, just because there are often two units going on, at the same time. I think that I’ve only been in the same room as Brendan one time, just because of the nature of how it all shakes out. And that was in the trailer, after an 18-hour day, when I was getting the silicone pieces pulled off my face. Other than that, we did a Skype cast read-through for the pilot, and that was really it. So, I look forward to seeing more of the cast. It’s like , in that you end up working largely with the actors who are involved directly in your storyline, and the actors who aren’t in your storyline, you may not see, ever. It’s been nice, when I get down to Atlanta, to spend some time with April [Bowlby], Diane [Guerrero], Timothy Dalton, Matthew [Zuk], and some other folks down there. I look forward to getting to know them more, as time goes on.

BOMER: I think he’s really compartmentalized it. He really wanted his cake and to eat it, too. It’s really profoundly important for him to be able to keep his wife and family, not only because of the primal love and need for them, but also because they secure his status and his place in the military. He also, obviously, really, really loves John, and that’s maybe the only true romantic connection that he’s ever had. He wants them both, but he can only have them, if he really compartmentalizes them. He doesn’t realize a lot of that until it’s too late and they’re both gone, and he’s had 50 years to let all of these feelings marinate. He still hasn’t been able to deal with himself. He’s created hobbies for himself, around Doom Manor, like gardening. He really is still a wallflower, after all of this time. It’s not until the impetus of the pilot and the circumstances that happen that force him into action that he really has to start actively dealing with himself, and that continues to grow, over the course of the season. There’s an episode coming up, where it all really starts to come to a head for him and the group, and he has to really start to get in touch with who he is, authentically.

BOMER: At this point in time, he doesn’t want to burden them with who he is. He almost feels that it’s easier for them to believe that he’s gone than to try to explain who he is now. The hardest part of it is that he can never remove the bandages and look them eye to eye ‘cause he’s so radioactive. Even if he were to see them, they’d only get to see the mummified version of their dad. But, that could always change. There are still lots of episodes to go.

BOMER: Yes, you do. In the nature of Grant Morrison and or anything, but you will continue to see him in flashbacks, throughout the season.

BOMER: I think Crazy Jane and Robotman have a borderline romance. It’s not really just a friendship. Obviously, there are circumstantial bits that may prevent it from ever being consummated, but I don’t know because Dr. Niles Caulder is pretty creative. It just seems to be a great romance. It’s a meet-cute, awkward, he said/she said, I love you/I hate you situation, and it’s so perfectly written because any one of her personalities can come up, at any time, to basically say, “Fuck you,” and walk away. In terms of the team, the person Larry is closest to is Rita. He seems to really innately understand her. He has a good beat on who she is, what her history is, and what kind of pain and pathos she carries around with her, and he has a real empathy and connection with her. Of all the people there, she probably has a good understanding of who he is and what he may be hiding. Back in that time, it was very common for people, like my grandmother, to say,”Oh, he’s a bachelor.” I feel like Rita has probably worked with a few “bachelors” over her time in the movie industry, and they probably helped her out, from time to time, so I think she understands who Larry is, and they probably don’t have to talk about it. They can just spend time together and watch her old movies, and he can be a fan, and they can enjoy their time together.

BOMER: I think when we all find that out, the shit is really gonna hit the fan. I don’t know when that’s gonna be, but Rita and Larry struggle with being stuck in the same gear for 50 years. For Rita, it’s been even longer. They are in this perpetual state of entropy, and it’s not really until they’re forced to go out into the world, that they can actually start to accelerate and move past this icky, sticky singular place that they’ve been in for so long. In terms of their immortality, I think that’s a different story. It’s curious, and it is addressed, at times. For Larry, he’s immortal, but he looks like he does. He’s just figuring out what his purpose is and what function he serves in this group, and how he can use this thing inside of him to accomplish what he was never able to accomplish when he was an Air Force pilot.

BOMER: It’s pretty fucking weird to go down a donkey’s throat. I thought, “Okay, I’m going down a flatulent donkey’s throat!” Honestly, I love abstract and absurd. I love Salvador Dali. I love things that think outside the box that way, and that challenge us. These directors on the show are so phenomenal at realizing these visions, as well as the production designers. One of the more absurd things, for me, are the scenes where I’m confronting the spirit in the show and it’s just me. (For Episode 3), it was almost 100 degrees on that soundstage, and it was just me and a green screen. There was nothing there. I didn’t have a template, other than the comics, for what the spirit looked like. There wasn’t even a tennis ball for me to look at. It was just a green piece of fabric and a green catwalk, and they were like, “Okay, now it’s over here. Now, it’s up in your face.” And there were 40 people, sitting there and watching you while you’re basically just having to try to be a five-year-old kid playing in the sandbox, acting like no one is watching. To me, that’s pretty absurd and absurdist. I’d done some green screen work before, but I always had at least something to act off of. I don’t think anyone was even reading its lines back to me. It was just me and some green.

BOMER: I took the given circumstances in direction from one director, and I took the given circumstances in direction from another director/creator. A lot of these showrunners, who are huge comic book fans, are basically becoming the latest iteration of a writer/illustrator team, to make their interpretation of a comic. It’s the same way someone else reinterpreted version of Larry was this upbeat guy, moon-walking in the kitchen, and who has a quip for everything. He was funny while Jeremy’s version is self-loathing. He’s holding an incredible amount of pain and pathos, at all times. He doesn’t know how to really connect with anybody. He doesn’t know how to connect with himself. They’re just two radically different interpretations of the same character, and my job is always how I can serve the project. That’s really what any actor’s job should be, on a project. It’s not about how I can serve myself, but how I can serve the story. In terms of what Jeremy wanted, this is what he wanted for the character.

BOMER: It’s tough to get into specifics without spoiling anything or giving away key plot points that several people would string me up for, but a lot of it is about finding his voice and being able to come to terms with his sexuality, who he is, how he can help, what this being inside him is, what it represents, how it wants to communicate with him, and why it wants to communicate with him. Does he want it to stick around? Does he want it to leave? Can he ever have any real control over it? Is the only way to have control over it to ultimately, for the first time in his life, let go of control because he has been such a control freak? He’s really face-to-face with his ego, and all of the fears and insecurities that entails, and he has to let go, in order to supersede that and really find a purpose for his existence, after all these years.

BOMER: Oh, my gosh, there’s so much. I wish I could just distill it down to one or two things, but literally with every script, the first thing I thought was, “How the fuck are they gonna do that?” And then, they did. There are just so many abstract elements that they’ve pulled, either from Grant Morrison’s files or Jeremy’s original creations, and you get the history of where Larry went, before he got to the Doom Patrol. That ends up playing a role in the story, as well. It’s just so wildly imaginative. I just want people to see the show because I truly think it’s really special, and I don’t say that about every show that I’ve done. It’s got an incredible creative team and an incredible production team, and as bizarre and wacko as it gets, at times, it’s got an incredible heart, underneath it all. They’ve really gone to painstaking lengths to make these characters really human, and to have real darkness and light and struggle to get to where they are, by the end of the season.

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Christina Radish is a Senior Reporter at Collider. Having worked at Collider for over a decade (since 2009), her primary focus is on film and television interviews with talent both in front of and behind the camera. She is a theme park fanatic, which has lead to covering various land and ride openings, and a huge music fan, for which she judges life by the time before Pearl Jam and the time after. She is also a member of the Critics Choice Association and the Television Critics Association.

Matt Bomer on 'Doom Patrol' and Bringing LGBTQ+ Representation to the Superhero Genre

Matt Bomer is Gay

‘White Collar’ hottie, Matt Bomer, who has dodged questions in the past about his sexual orientation has finally revealed he is gay.

While accepting an award at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, where he was honored for his activism against HIV/AIDs — he thanked his partner, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls.

Bomer also made reference to their three children in his speech, saying: “I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry.

“Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.”

Although Bomer has not spoken about his family life in detail, three-year-old twins Walker and Henry are believed to be the sons of Halls while five-year-old Kit (pictured) is understood to be from a previous relationship of Bomer’s.

Matt Bomer is Gay

Gay actor Matt Bomer just went to the UK to promote his new film and used the opportunity to introduce his husband to his old craft

Before Matt became a famous actor, he worked as a bartender at a pub in Ireland.

So when Matt was in London to promote his movie “Papi Chulo,” he took the opportunity to take a little detour to his old workplace in Galway, Ireland.

Matt writes on Instagram: “A long time ago I worked at a pub in Galway called Busker Browne’s. They were nice enough to invite me to come back behind the bar and pour a ? of @guinness when I stopped by. If you find yourself in Galway I highly recommend this spot for a pint!”

A long time ago I worked at a pub in Galway called Busker Browne’s. They were nice enough to invite me to come back behind the bar and pour a ? of @guinness when I stopped by. If you find yourself in Galway I highly recommend this spot for a pint! (Special shoutout to @supermacsofficial for providing late night post dance party sustenance) #galway #ireland #buskerbrownes #kirbysofcrossstreet #supermacs ?: Simon Halls

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Doom Patrol’s Matt Bomer On the Importance of Playing a Gay Superhero

Matt Bomer opens up about the the impact of portraying a gay male superhero on DC Universe’s Doom Patrol.

Some of the most intriguing tweaks to Doom Patrol are the changes the producers of the DC Universe streaming series have made to star Matt Bomer’s character Larry Trainor, aka Negative Man. While he still retains elements of his canon comics origin (he’s a pilot, fused with an otherworldly being, and wears bandages all the time), his backstory has been radically altered, resulting in a more well-rounded and complex character.

Part of that process included reinventing the reluctant hero as gay, and in a secret relationship with another man at the time of his accident. That hidden aspect of himself informs much of Negative Man’s character and growth in the series, while also making him one a small but growing number of male gay superheroes to appear on television. During a Q&A in Los Angeles, Bomer opened up about playing the character, and what it means to him.

As an openly gay actor, Bomer says he finds the changes to be some of the most intriguing aspects of the character. „I think it’s so important,“ he says of Trainor’s background. „I think it’s a big reason why I wanted to be a part of Doom Patrol, ‚cause I’d never really seen a gay male superhero.

„What I love most about the character is that even though it’s a huge struggle internally for him, it’s not the sole thing that defines him,“ the actor continued. „He’s such a multi-faceted character. If it had just been one stereotypical thing, I think I would have had more reservations about it. But the fact that he’s this nuanced character, who has so many places to grow and has so much shadow and so much light that he doesn’t even know he has — that’s what appealed to me just as much as his sexuality.“

Bomer believes it’s not just his past television roles that got him attention for the part. „Interestingly enough, I think one of the reasons they called me was because I was doing The Boys in the Band on Broadway, which [takes] place in 1968, 1969, in a time where even if people were accepting of who they were, they had to do it behind closed doors. Where the bar you were in could be raided. You were certainly ostracized by the mainstream community. It wasn’t like it is today.

„I was in that head-space, and [executive producer Greg Berlanti] had come and seen the play… so I think he knew that I had really been delving into that world eight times a week on stage. But for Larry, the stakes are even higher. It’s one thing to just be a product of that time, but to also be in the military and serving actively, to be someone who is trying to achieve so much in order to create a smokescreen for himself and to give himself permission just to be. I think in his mind, if he can just become this guy who breaks the sound barrier and America has to love, he’ll never have to really deal with the parts of himself that are unlovable.“

Asked how Larry deals with his differing desires and his affair with a fellow (male) member of the United States Air Force during an era where homosexuality was not accepted, Bomer explained, „I think he really compartmentalizes. He really wanted his cake and to eat it to. I think it’s really profoundly important that he keeps his wife and his family, not only because he has this primal love and need for them, but also because they secure his status and his place in the military. But he also obviously really, really loves John, maybe the only true romantic connection he’s ever had. He wants them both and can only have them if he really compartmentalizes them.

„He really doesn’t realize a lot of that until it’s too late and they’re both gone,“ he continued. „He’s had, you know, fifty years to let all these feelings marinate. He still hasn’t been able to deal with himself. He has to create hobbies around himself like gardening. He’s still a wallflower after all this time, so the impetus of the pilot and the circumstances of it have forced him into action, and he has to actively start dealing with himself, and it just continues to grow over the course of the season. There’s an episode [around 10 or 11] where it all really starts to come to a head for him, and he really starts to get in touch with who he is on the inside.“

NOT A DREAM

what kind of cursed timeline in which people are calling Matt Bomer ugly (???), boring (????) and a straight white male (gay, married to his husband, they got 3 kids and they publicly support and donate to many charities, mainly LGBTQ+ ones, and he’s been doing volunteer work for years) are we living in because I hate it here

I will not tolerate this Matt Bomer slander on my feed, he is a genuinely good, kind guy, and deserves only good things

during this pandemic, he’s been donating, helping whoever he can, and promoting different charities and y’all letting the fact that Ryan Murphy typecasts the men in his show convince you it’s okay to insult this beautiful (INSIDE and out) man?

DONALD, LARRY & HANK in THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020)

Bless you, Crisis on Infinite Earths, for giving us this scene of Larry shaking his booty

Official looks at the characters of DC’s Doom Patrol.

Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor and Alan Mingo Jr. as Maura Lee Karupt singing Kelly Clarkson’s „People Like Us“ (Doom Patrol S01E08)

The star of USA’s hit series thanked his partner Simon Halls and his three children while accepting an honor at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.

White Collar star Matt Bomer officially came out as gay on Saturday when he publicly thanked his partner, Simon Halls, and their three children while accepting an award.

The star of USA’s hit series attended the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards this weekend, where he received the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  

“I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry,“ he said onstage. „Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.“

Bomer’s partner, Hall, is a publicist with Slate PR. He represents Ryan Murphy, Neil Patrick Harris and such production companies as Working Title.

Bomer, 34, has previously declined comment when asked about his love life. In its January 2010 issue, Details magazine asked the actor if he cared about the rumors questioning if he was gay. He responded: “I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.“

He added: „I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders. I would say a big difference between my character and me is that I can be too trusting. And I’ve realized in this business that’s not necessarily the smartest thing to be. I definitely have a thing or two to learn from the con artists.“

Bomer will guest star in an April episode Glee as Blaine’s (Darren Criss) older brother. Bomer also has joined Glee creator Murphy’s next feature, the big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning drama The Normal Heart. Additionally, he stars in Magic Mike, the male stripper movie based loosely on Channing Tatum’s own experience and set for release in June.

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‚The rumours are true… I’m gay‘: Hollywood star Matt Bomer comes out at awards ceremony

By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 08:31 EDT, 14 February 2012

Coming out: Matt Bomer revealed he was gay as he spoke at the Chase Humanitarian Awards at the Palm Springs Convention Centre on Saturday

Sex appeal: The actor, right, will be seen alongside Channing Tatum, front, in the upcoming stripper movie Magic Mike

Happy couple: Bomer’s partner, Hollywood agent Simon Halls

Family man: Bomer with his son Kit, pictured here earlier this month at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night in Indianapolis, Indiana

In character: Bomer as Neal Caffrey in the USA Network show White Collar

Find out what the actor says about high school life in suburban Texas

Matt Bomer knew he was gay when he was a teenager, but coming out wasn’t an option.

„When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind,“ the 34-year-old White Collar star said last night at gay student advocacy group GLSEN’s Respect Awards, where he and his partner, Simon Halls, were honored with the Inspiration Award. „So I did what any self-preserving 14-year-old would do—I signed up for the school play and also the football team to cover my tracks.

„When that happens, when you aren’t allowed to speak about who you are, one of the most authentic parts of who you are, which is who you love or who you’re attracted to, feels invisible,“ said Bomer, who publicly came out in February. „GLSEN gives visibility and authenticity to kids all across the country.“

Halls, one of Hollywood’s most powerful publicists, spoke of his and Bomer’s three sons.

„Having kids teaches you so many things, and one of the things we both have learned in our parenting journey is how loving and accepting and open children’s minds and hearts are,“ he said. „Unfortunately, in some parts of the country, some kids are taught at an early age that being different is somehow bad or wrong or worthy of ridicule…Kids aren’t born to be bullies, they’re taught to be bullies.“

True Blood star and Bomer’s Magic Mike costar, Joe Manganiello, presented the couple with the award.

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“Certain rooms I used to frequent – suddenly the door was closed. But I also engaged with artists who don’t care, who just want the actor they believe is best for the role, and those are the artists I wanted to be working with anyway so I don’t count it as any kind of loss.”

Bomer is embracing his sexuality in his latest film, , which is an adaptation of the famous 1968 queer play.

Bomer starred in the play’s 50 th anniversary Broadway revival in 2018, and the movie will feature the same all-gay cast including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and Charlie Carver.

“It all takes place a few months before Stonewall,” Bomer said. “It’s about this moment right before that explosion, that revolution, and in a way the characters feel like they’re going to be trapped in this play until something changes.

“My favourite line is when Michael asks what time it is and I reply: ‘It’s early.’ I feel that’s true for the movement and where these men were; it really was early in their development. Donald is looking to the horizon for something beyond all this and there’s nothing there – it’s uncharted territory.”

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Is Matt Bomer gay?

In an interview with Out Magazine, Bomer recalls that before coming out to his family, he came out to himself while performing at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He was dating a girl at the time but was inspired by a hair and makeup artist in his company to live as his authentic self.

Bomer’s family lived in the bible belt of America. He chose to tell them he was gay by writing a letter and was met with six months of silence. Eventually Bomer visited his family in person and after a difficult fight and struggle, he says they have since “learned to appreciate and love each other”.

Bomer came out publicly as gay in 2012 when he thanked his husband, publicist Simon Halls, in an acceptance speech for the Steve Chase Humanitarian award. The two were married in 2011 and have three children via surrogacy.

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This is late and out of date, Bomer acknowledged his sexual orientation back in 2010 and spoke about his famous football playing dad reaction.

Matt Bomer is Gorgeous and Beautiful…But He Hadn’t said the words “I’m Gay” to the Media.. J.C. everyone knew he was Gay and knew about his long term partnership, but Matt just felt the day he was going to OUT himself to everyone, that he’s do it on his own terms… and J.C. he hadn’t acknowledged being in a Relationship, until this Conference !!

Says You…You don’t watch every interview you don’t read every article just because this one says he admits he is gayAgain this is old news and you Martin are late can’t keep up tsk, tsk…

i apoligize, JC.. i was wrong.. i misread this….I admire Matt and I’m glad he’s happy !!

Better late than never. Enjoy your new life to the fullest.

no puede ser lo amo yo amo a matt bomer no puede ser asi nooooooooooooo me siento muy mal noooooooooooooooo

algunas personas que aman tambien se vuelven lesbiscas

Simon Halls is the luckiest man on earth. He’s probably the one man I’m most envious of on this planet. ? For as far as I’m concerned Matt Bomer is the single most beautiful man this side of the galaxy ! (And from what I’ve heard, he is also just as golden on the inside !)Finding out Matt was gay (way back then) was the happiest day of my life. We are both ecstatic & proud to have him be “part of the family” ! ?

this is OLD news guys! Matt acknowledged this 2 years ago. There are much better ways to post a Matt Bomer article that recycle old news.

How disgusting! Degeneracy of nation. Sad, really sad.

how is it disgusting? I’m a lesbian myself, n I never found such pure unconditional love before until.I met my partner. I’m sorry if you find that disgusting, you are just not educated in the matter. it’s not a choice to be gay. it comes from inside, you feel as if it’s a natural feeling the same way a heterosexual person is attracted to the opposite sex. so before you start putting your uneducated comments here n offend the whole gay community I suggest you just have an open mind. what if one of your kids tells you their gay, will you disown them? my father did, n it really broke Me, but made me stronger. have an open mind. we’re living in a very open n accepting country. we’re finally able to choose to have same sex marriage. I’m not offended, but I just feel sad that your so closed minded. broaden your horizon, n accept that everyone is different, but that doesn’t make them. disgusting.

matt mi amor…! mi futuro CHRSTIAN GREY..!! no me importa si eres gay noo nada de eso..!! yo te amo… solo a vos…!!! eres mi mundo eres mi todo…!!! te amare siempre..!! jaja.. (Y) si eres feliz tb soy feliz x vos mi amor!!!!!!!!

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Considering Matt Bomer regularly appears at the top of “Sexiest Man Alive” lists and has voiced Superman, the most famously hunky superhero of them all, it might be considered ironic that in his new role in the DC Universe show “Doom Patrol,” he plays a character whose entire body is covered in bandages.

However, at an advance press screening for “Doom Patrol” episode three at Soho House on Tuesday night, Bomer insisted he was delighted to be playing a character with more complexity and depth than other more prominent superheroes in the DC Universe.

“People always say, ‘What about Superman,’ they bring that up constantly, and I think this character is just as, if not more, interesting,” he said.

Bomer plays Larry Trainor (a.k.a. Negative Man) on “Doom Patrol,” the third show to stream on the DC Universe platform after “Titans,” which premiered in October 2018 and was recently renewed for two more seasons, and the animated teenage superheroes show “Young Justice: Outsiders,” which is currently streaming.

Larry is a former ace pilot who led a dual life as a closeted homosexual with a lover on the airbase and a wife and two young boys back at home, before a horrible accident left him terribly scarred and caused him to lose both lives. Bomer mainly provides voiceover for the character, only occasionally appearing in person. When Larry is all bandaged up, he is played by another actor, Matthew Zuk.

For Bomer, the intrigue of playing a gay character who is embodied by two different actors was “a big part” of why he said yes to the project.

“It’s not like voicing animation, it’s a true collaboration in that I just throw spaghetti at the wall, Matthew does his stuff, and we go back and polish it at the end,” Bomer said. “I’d never really seen a gay male superhero and what I love most about the character is that even though it’s a huge struggle internally for him, it’s not the sole thing that defines who he is, he’s such a multifaceted character, if it was just one stereotypical aspect of him I would have had reservations about it.”

“Doom Patrol,” developed for TV by “Supernatural” producer Jeremy Carver, is a reimagining of one of DC’s weirdest comic book series of the same name. The show also stars Brendan Fraser as former hotshot race car driver Cliff Steele (a.k.a. Robotman), Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, whose 64 personalities each have a different superpower (James McAvoy eat your heart out), and April Bowlby as former Hollywood Golden Age star Rita Farr (a.k.a. Elasti-Woman).

Each of them has been rescued and given a home by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton); however, after their mentor is kidnapped by the evil Mr. Nobody (voiced with cackling venom by Alan Tudyk), they must band together with Cyborg (Joivan Wade) to rescue Dr. Caulder.

Bomer describes the show’s tone as “trippy, abstract and absurdist,” which is precisely what he loves most about it.

“If this had just been another formulaic, down the middle, noir-ish, ‘Gotham’-y type of series I would not have been a part of it,” Bomer said.

Episodes 1 and 2 of “Doom Patrol” are currently available to stream on DC Universe, with episode three dropping March 1.

Answered February 03, 2012 3:40PM

It was rumored by famous blogger Perez Hilton, but arepresentative of Bomer refused to speak about the subject. Thoughpictures of Bomer kissing another man was released 9 nine yearsago.

I don’t think that Matt Bomer is gay. He is TOO SEXY for allthat gay ish. I think it’s just rumors and people are hating on himcause he’s all famous and stuff. They should just mind theirbusiness and let that man be.