It's never easy to come out of your closet.
Of late, many people belonging to the LGBT community have started asserting their identity in the public. They are being encouraged to accept their gender identity and sexuality. All thanks to the societal approval and many laws in their favour. But, still a lot more needs to be done in this regard.
Have a look at a few celebs who you probably didn't know were gay..
The X-Files star came out to the world recently through an interview in 'Out' magazine.
Though she never made a public statement, but, there is a well-documented report of her relationship and break-up with AzMarie Livingston, former contestant of America's next top model.
She came out in 2014 at an LGBT conference. The girl with her in the picture above is rumored to be her girlfriend in NYC.
The 'Kyle XY' star announced in January 2013 on Twitter about marrying musician Bill Hamilton, his long-time love.
Tom Cruise's co-star in 'Top Gun' officially confirmed that she is a lesbian on SheWired.com in 2009.
His boyfriend is Jonathan Zeizel. According to iHeart Radio, Sam shared his experience with the public about a man who 'inspired In the Lonely Hour' which 'left him in what he described as a lonely and "very dark" place.'
He doesn't like discussing his private life at all but. He never has really kept his sexuality a secret.
She confirmed about her sexuality in an issue of 'Diva' magazine in 2010.
The Big Bang Theory star announced about his marriage to Todd Spiewak, his 11-year boyfriend in May 2014.