Pulling a Ricky Martin

3.30.2010

By Out.com Editors

If you wait long enough, they always come out. (OK, not always. We've given up on Barry Diller, a lot of the fashion world, and many of Hollywood's A-listers.) The surprising thing is the number who've recently outed themselves in their 30s and 40s. Is it because we live in a more enlightened time, with fewer barriers and greater tolerance? Or simply because by 40 your record sales are declining and the blogs have pretty much outed you anyway?

Here, we've taken a bunch of out celebs and plotted when they came out on a graph. The results are pretty surprising, which makes us wonder: Is it wisdom that comes with age, or just guilt?

ILLUSTRATION BY JASON SELDON

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