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Cheyenne JAckson

Broadway actor Cheyenne Jackson has been openly gay as long as he's been famous. The former "30 Rock" star came out to his family at the age of 19, and though his evangelical, born-again Christian parents were initially devastated by his announcement, eventually they came around. “It took awhile, but now it’s great,” Jackson told Metro Weekly in 2009. “After a few years, they started to realize I was the same person. It’s really a testament to their open-mindedness and my patience, and both of those things together.”

Out and Proud in Hollywood

In honor of Gay Pride Month, check out the many celebs in 2012 who are out and proud of it!