The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down DOMA and Prop 8 was a watershed moment for the LGBT community that was felt all around the nation, inspiring many people to go jump the broom. Although not everybody rushed out to get married, many were inspired to open up about their sexuality, including “The Young & The Restless” star Greg Rikaart, who revealed to his fans that he’s gay.
Rikaart, who has played the role of Kevin Fisher since 2003, made the announcement on June 27, the day after SCOTUS’ big decision on same-sex marriage. The soap star tweeted a photo of himself cozying up to a man who is assumed to be his boyfriend.
— Greg Rikaart (@gregrikaart) June 27, 2013
The soap opera star later tweeted a thank you to his fans for their support, before retweeting a message about coming out from writer and activist Dan Savage.
On a pride day like no other… I remember the courage of those who came out four, five and six decades ago, when things we so much bleaker.
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) June 30, 2013
Well, we congratulate Rikaart on becoming the latest actor to join the growing pool of out celebrities. And, thankfully, there are a lot more actors like him in the pool. Check out some other famous gay actors below. – nicholas robinson