Jim Parsons of 'Big Bang Theory' is Gay

Posted Wednesday May 23, 2012 6:50 PM GMT

After many years in the entertainment business, it has finally been revealed that Jim Parsons is gay.

In a profile for the New York Times that was released on Wednesday (May 23), writer Patrick Healy makes a small remark regarding the actor's sexuality writing, he is "gay and in a 10-year relationship."

The article focuses on Parson's role in the Broadway revival of “Harvey,” but later takes a looks at his earlier performance as Tommy Boatwright in Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart."

The play, which focuses around the gay men that died of AIDS in New York in the '80s, was the perfect segway for Healy to include his statement about the similarities between the character and Parson's real life persona explaining, "'The Normal Heart' resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment."

Although there was no other direct or further comment from the "Big Bang Theory" star or his camp, he previously mentioned during his 2010 Emmy speech that he wanted to thank his longtime partner.

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