The stigma from homosexuality has long ago dissipated from Hollywood and entertainment and recently seen wider-spread acceptability in mainstream society.
Still, there are group of A-list gay actors who, interestingly enough, have never played a gay character on the big and small screen. And there are still a few more who, despite the rampant rumors, have declined to “officially” come out as gay.
Here is a partial list of gay actors who play straight characters only:
1. Jim Parsons (above) — Parsons has long been known as a gay actor, but it was not confirmed until 2012 when it was officially reported by The New York Times.