If you wait long enough, they always come out. (OK, not always. Weve given up on Barry Diller, a lot of the fashion world, and many of Hollywoods A-listers.) The surprising thing is the number whove 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, weve 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