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Dec. 11.

Music Artists who’ve ‘Come Out’ in the Past

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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean’s career was in the balance after he announced on his Twitter page that he was once madly in love with a boy. The budding star hadn’t released a proper album before taking a risk that most celebrities save until well into success.

Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

Mika

British singer Mika came out in the September 2012 issue of InstinctMagazine. Three years ago he said he was bisexual in an interview, but admits that it wasn’t entirely correct, since he hates to label himself.

Mika – The Origin Of Love (US Deluxe Version)

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin’s sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and was nominated for one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine in 2000. Martin came out in 2010 in a heartfelt letter on his website.

Ricky Martin – Greatest Hits

Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken, the former 2003 American Idol runner up, multiplatinum recording artist and Broadway star, confirmed longstanding rumors that he is gay in a 2007 after an interview with Diane Sawyer. He’s now the father of a beautiful boy Jaymes Foster.

Clay Aikin – Merry Christmas With Love

Adam Lambert

Adam Mitchel Lambert’s goth glam image began on the stages of American Idol Season 8, as the show’s first openly gay contestant and has since warned our hearts and the Billboard charts.

Adam Lambert – Trespassing (Deluxe)

Mark Feehily

“I am gay, and I’m very proud of who I am,” former boyband singer Mark told Gay.com UK. He came out in 2005, confirming rumors about his relationship with former V singer Kevin McDaid.

Billy Porter

Before his career as a solo recording artist, Billy Porter’s dynamic vocals on the Broadway stage in the popular productions “Grease” and “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” drew an ever-growing fan base.

Billy Porter – At the Corner of Broadway & Soul

Lance Bass

Former *NSYNC member and once hopeful astronaut Lance Bass confirmed rumors that he was gay and in a relationship with Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl after the New York Post reported that he and Lehmkuhl were seen at a gay bar.

Lance Bass – Out of Sync: A Memoir

Anthony Callea

This Australian Idol winner topped the Australian charts in 2004 before coming out three years later in a magazine interview. “I have no issue with my sexuality now but it’s taken time to become confident with who I am,” he said.

Anthony Callea – New Chapter

Boy George

Boy George is best known for his 80s glam and DJ success throughout the 90s. He later teamed with friend Rosie O’Donnell to score the musicalTaboo, which was based on his life.

Take It Like a Man: The Autobiography of Boy George

George Michael

One of the most famous out gay singer, George Michael enjoyed six No. 1 singles and a Grammy for Best Album in 1988.

George Michael – White Light Album

Freddie Mercury

Singer, songwriter, pianist and vocalist Freddie Mercury was the famed frontman of the British group Queen. “I am as gay as a daffodil, my dear!” he told New Musical Express in 1974.

Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs: The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo (2CD)

Elton John

English rock singer and composer Elton John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services” in 1998. John and partner David Furnish have been in a civil partnership since 2005.

Elton John Biography – Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus, the son of folk singers, has been called the “master of the contemporary torch song.” He’s written seven albums and a classical opera set to Shakespeare sonnets. In 1999, he told Rolling Stone that he knew he was gay from very early on.

Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game

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