—Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, discussing his public coming out in The New York Times.
Parsons had often mentioned his partner, Todd Spiewak, in speeches and brought him to events, but had never publicly declared his sexuality. In an interview in 2012, the Times’s Patrick Healy asked him “Was working on The Normal Heart meaningful to you as a gay man?”
“And I was like, ‘Well, yeah. Yeah,’” Parsons stated on Inside the Actors Studio. “And what a wonderful… I can’t tell you what a wonderful thing that was, what a gift he gave me with one question. It was suddenly out there and official.”
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