It’s safe to say that we live in a world dominated by celebrities like famous actors, singers, reality stars and other members of the so-called jet-set. But however advanced and classy our society gets, there are still thousands of people who are homophobic or simply don’t know the answer to the age old question – what does gay mean? Anyhow, if you’re interested in finding out what being gay looks like today and how successful gay people can be in today’s society, check out our list of celebrities you probably didn’t know were gay. There are some surprising names on this list!

Cynthia Nixon

The legendary Miranda from the hit TV show Sex and the City finally came out back in 2012 when Daily Telegraph asked her about her sexual orientation. She responded by saying: “I don’t really feel I’ve changed. I’d been with men all my life, and I’d never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.” Pretty simple, right?
Since Cynthia was dating men during her entire life, no one really questioned her sexuality. But now she seems like a person who knows the answer to the famous question – why are people gay. Well, we wish her a happy and fulfilled life with her partner Christine Marinoni.

Nathan Lane

This remarkable actor reduced us to tears with his amazing roles over the years. He was the voice of Timon, the famous meerkat from the legendary Lion King movie and he was the older brother in the comedy classic “Mousehunt”. Nathan came out right after the dreadful murder of Matthew Shepherd. The actor had some intriguing remarks on his sexual preferences before he officially came out. One time when a journalist asked him if he was gay, Nathan said: “I’m 40, single and work a lot in the musical theater. You do the math.” He obviously knows how to reply to the question – what is the definition of gay. Pretty sneaky, Nathan!

Gillian Anderson

The X-files star never actually said that she’s gay but she did talk about some lesbian relationships she had over the years. The famous Scully said that she had a couple of long-term relationships with women. She decided to talk about these affairs after one of her dearest female lovers died from a brain cancer. Sad story indeed.

Amber Heard

This breathtaking actress best known for her roles in Pineapple Express, The Rum Diary, and Magic Mike XXL came out in 2010 during the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 25th Anniversary event. Amber said that she had “successful relationships with both men and women”. After her short-lived relationship with Tasya van Ree, Heard started dating Johnny Depp and two of them got married. Amber Heard is a bisexual actress who spends a lot of time being an LGBT activist. She is completely invested in this particular goal and we can only respect that!