Matt Bomer, the star of "White Collar", had been in the news in the recent past for rumors about his sexual orientation. On Saturday, while accepting a humanitarian award, he confirmed all the speculations about his personal life by announcing that he is gay.
Matt Bomer had been very quiet about his private life. Pictures of him and his partner, Simon Halls, a publicist, had been published, but there was no confirmation or rejection from Matt Bomer on the matter. In fact, when asked about his partner and orientation during an interview in 2010, Matt Bomer said, "I don’t care about that at all. I’m completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life."
Matt Bomer was recognized for his anti-HIV/AIDS activism on Saturday when he got Steve Chase Humanitarian Award from the Desert AIDs Project. It was in his speech that he revealed about his orientation. Thanking his family, Bomer said, "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."
Matt Bomer has also shown intent of starting up his own charity. In a magazine interview recently, Matt Bomer was quoted as saying, "I think it's important to choose something that's really close to your heart. It would revolve around kids. If you can give kids a chance because they are what is carrying on our legacy."
Matt Bomer is currently playing the role of an ex-con artist working for the FBI in "White Collar", which is currently in its third season. In addition to his famous role in "White Collar", Matt Bomer is also expected to appear in "Glee" as Blaine Anderson’s elder brother.
Interestingly, Blaine Anderson’s character in "Glee" is also gay. Apart from that, he will also be starring in "Magic Mike" alongside Channing Tatum. He has also been casted in the film adaptation of the "The Normal Heart". "The Normal Heart" is a play on the early days of HIV/AIDS in New York, and has also won a Tony Award.