‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons Says Reaction to Coming Out Was ‘Rewarding’

'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons Says Reaction to Coming Out Was 'Rewarding'

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“That's progress …. I'm really happy to be a part of,” Parsons says

Jim Parsons, who plays super-nerd Sheldon on the CBS hit “The Big Bang Theory,” came out as gay in a most low-key way last year.

As far as he's concerned the reaction to his revelation was pretty low-key too — and that's a good thing.

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Parsons appears in Out magazine for its Out 100 list — the actor was named Entertainer of the Year — and discussed the public response to his coming out. Or, rather, the lack of response.

“It didn't think it was still that much hoopla, and that was really kind of rewarding,” Parsons told the magazine. “That's progress — progress I'm really happy to be a part of, making what was extraordinary ordinary without being boring, for God's sake.”

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Though Parsons had never been particularly secretive about his sexuality, a New York Times profile on Parsons last year confirmed that the actor is gay. Discussing his role in the play “The Normal Heart” — Parsons played young gay activist Tommy Boatwright — the profile noted, “‘The Normal Heart’ resonated with him on a few levels. Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment,” he said.

  • Max Krakah

    Was he ever “IN”?!?! Seriously, he never had to tell anyone, it is obvious and the show totally sucked because of it, the only people that tike the show are teenage girls and older women who have not yet matured.

    • Ryann

      WHAT is wrong with you? You totally SUCK!

      • Mariana

        She sucks major dick. Fucking dumb bitch. That show is amazing and so is he. SHUT YOUR Face dumb cunt

  • Mitch Kohan

    Love him!

  • chancet

    Maaaan, this show is cringe-worthingly bad.

    • Deathbydeath

      Typical network garbage.

    • Benjamin Roussey

      Actually it is pretty funny.

  • Anna

    Ummm not a teenage girl or older woman and love the show. My general guess is if u think its a horrible show the content is above your head

  • Zipper666

    A great show with consistently funny scripts and clever ongoing story lines. Consider that Johnny Galecki was supposed to be the lead and how he has been completely supportive of Jim Parson's scene stealing skills.
    Excellent ensemble playing with each character being fully realized and allowed to shine in turn.
    Sorry for all those that are too intellectually challenged to see the worth of the show, better stick to re-runs of “My Mother The Car”

  • Benjamin Roussey


    • Benjamin Roussey

      Well, just so ya'll know, I am a gay heathen and hate myself. But I love gettting punished in the end if ya'll know what I mean. I trace my ideas back to my priest, who loved me as only he could and twice on Sundays. Liberals suck, but conservatives suck best and I can prove it. I am disgusting but only to myself in private, when no one is watching, except for the one who always watches, my boyfriend.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    is how stupid liberals are: Nanny Bloomberg bans donated food. I've suffered
    through many a hurricane on the Texas coast and never heard anyone complain
    about donated food having too much salt or fat. When a natural disaster leaves
    you hungry and cold, this is precisely when you hate the nanny state the most.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    “Do you realize that since prayer was removed
    from your schools in 1962, teen pregnancy has increased by more than 500
    percent? SAT scores have dropped 80 points, teen suicide has tripled, the
    divorce rate has tripled and violent crime has increased sixfold? Who convinced
    you that teaching my little ones to pray or learn about who I am would be
    harmful? The opposite if true. The less someone’s heart depends on me for their
    life’s purpose, comfort and love, the more likely they are going to commit a

    • James

      Possibly the worst way of structuring an argument I have ever seen. Want to see how stupid it sounds when things are turned around? How about since the birth of Christianity we have had 2 World Wars, the “Holy Crusades”, the Spanish Inquisition, and have done major damage to the ozone layer. Christianity must be bad.
      Or how about since the birth of America the Native Americans have been pushed to near extinction, herded on reservations, turned into alcoholics and the longest running terrorist organization in history (the KKK) has been created. America must be the problem.

    • Gord

      Your grammar and phrasing suggest that you have some sort of God complex. Not only are you insane, you are hateful and paranoid. Judaeo-Christian ethics are not particular to those religions, but are inherently human values, and pre-date any organized religion. America's commercial media is making people stupid. Crime rates are actually declining. It is healthier for children to be raised in a single-parent environment than to be exposed to toxic dysfunctional relationships. Gay people are born that way. There is nothing wrong with them, and it is not your place to judge them. If anything, you are proving yourself to be a hypocrite by spouting religious fundamentalist bullshit, but choosing to ignore central tenets of the faith

  • Benjamin Roussey

    This country became the
    greatest in the world because of 4 things: limited government, limited
    regulations, low taxes, and Christianity. Since you do not believe in either of
    those principles, you are not American. You and Rosie O'Donnell and Janeane
    Garafalo and about 40 million others can leave this country at any time. You
    have brought nothing but sorrow and you do not believe in American

  • jack nalley

    I love the show, I don't care about the his sex life.

  • John Bilbrey

    Just remember GOD will judge them it is not our place to do so.

  • Debbie

    Wonderful show. So funny. Someone must be watching-it was just renewed for 3 seasons. Love all the references made to other literature & media. And Ihe characters are the best. Everyone is different & should be allowed to live the way they want.
    I do agree if you don't like the show you probably just don't get it & live in a bubble. Your loss.