Colton Haynes has amassed a loyal fan following from his turns on popular shows like Teen Wolf and Arrow, but right now he's gaining a lot of attention for his social media activity.
After a fan posted, 'When I found out Colton Haynes had a secret gay past, I got so excited even though I know it makes absolutely no difference in my life,' Haynes responded from his own personal Tumblr account.
His somewhat cryptic (but also fairly revealing) comment, was 'Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life and have no regrets.' Many fans are now hotly debating whether Haynes just subtly came out, in as low-key a manner as possible. If he has, he's not alone; here are some other stars who came out to the world in subtle ways.
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts reveals that she's gay in a Facebook post http://t.co/BHutyl1Iut
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 30, 2013
The 'Good Morning America' anchor revealed a part of her personal life to the world in the winter of 2013 with a Facebook post outlining the numerous things she had to be thankful for. Although she had spent much of the year battling a potentially deadly bone-marrow disease, Roberts was quick to point out everything she was lucky to have in her life, including 'my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.' It was only months later that Roberts was willing to provide more details about the woman she'd been involved with for so long.
Zachary Quinto came out as gay to combat teen suicides http://t.co/u6jk6X6zGY — Zap2it (@Zap2it) May 15, 2013
Although rumors had long circulated about the star of Heroes and Star Trek, Zachary Quinto decided to address the nature of his sexuality during an interview with New York Magazine. When discussing his role in Angels in America, the actor casually dropped this tidbit into the conversation: 'Doing that play made me realize how fortunate I am to have been born when I was born. And to not have to witness the decimation of an entire generation of amazingly talented and otherwise vital men. And at the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like I - there's still so much work to be done.' Quinto has since stated that he came out after a rash of teenagers committed suicide, including fellow 'It Gets Better' video maker Jamey Rodemeyer. It was his hope that living publicly as a gay man would help inspire those who were struggling and encourage them to keep going.
I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you — Raven-Symonè (@ravensymone) August 2, 2013
In August of 2013, Raven-Symone celebrated the ruling that allowed gay couples to finally marry. The That's So Raven star later confirmed that she is involved with a woman, but prefers not to subscribe to any labels (including the term 'gay.') Despite that, her subtle statement on love, gender, and sexuality made a big impact.
Big Bang Theory's Emmy winner Jim Parsons acknowledges in the New York Times that he is gay & in a 10-year relationship. Way to go JP! — E! Live Events (@RedCarpetTeam) May 23, 2012
The star of insanely popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory got a lot of attention when he came out via a profile in The New York Times. The funny thing about all the hubbub? His 'outing' was nothing more than a passing comment about his partner of over 10 years, rather than the headline the media made it into.