Gay & Proud of It! Celebs Who Have Come Out

From Robin Roberts to Bob Harper, these gay celebrities have bravely announced their sexuality to the world. (30 Photos)

Ishaw Thorpe on Dec 30, 2014 at 10:53AM

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Gay & Proud of It! Celebs Who Have Come Out

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Gay Celebrities Who Have Come Out

Bob Harper

Bob Harper, the popular personal trainer on the NBC weight-loss competition The Biggest Loser, revealed he is gay on an episode of the reality show. He made the announcement to inspire a contestant to come out to his own father. "I haven't talked about my sexuality on this show ever, and now meeting [contestant] Bobby [Saleem], I really do believe this is the right time," Harper said during the Nov. 26 episode. "I want to show Bobby that he doesn't have to live in shame." Harper sat down with Saleem and shared his own story of coming out, saying, "I knew a very long time ago that I was gay, and the family that I grew up around was very much the same in that way -- you know, there was so much repression there. I think that when I came out, when I was 17 years old, it was one of those kind of things where I realized there were so many obstacles," the reality star explained. "But being gay doesn't mean being weak. Being gay doesn't mean that you are less than anybody else. It's just who you are."

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