Gay celebrities: Who is out?
Once it was considered a potentially career-ending acknowledgment, but a growing number of celebrities have come out with relatively little fanfare.
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k.d. lang, 1992
Musician k.d. lang came out in 1992 to Advocate Magazine.
"I don't want to say the wrong things to the gay culture," she said to the magazine, "Because there are so many different opinions on how to gain acceptance. And I don't want to hurt my mother by coming out in the press."
"But at the same time I don't want to hurt my culture, and it's like — what do you do?"