Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.
NFL player Michael Sam
Actress Ellen Page
Actress and director Jodie Foster
NBA center Jason Collins
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts
Men's figure skating champion Brian Boitano
Actor Lucas Cruikshank
Reporter Anderson Cooper
Actor Neil Patrick Harris
Actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres
Actress Portia de Rossi
Actor Rupert Everett
Actor Sir Ian McKellen
Suze Orman, financial adviser and television personality
Actor Richard Chamberlain
WNBA player Sheryl Swoopes
Actor T. R. Knight
Perez Hilton, celebrity blogger
Actress, comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell
Richard Hatch, winner of "Survivor: Season One"
Singer Melissa Ethridge
Athlete Martina Navratilova
Actor Mario Cantone
Actress and comedian Lily Tomlin
Musician Lance Bass
Actor Nathan Lane
Carson Kressley from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"
John Waters, writer, director and actor
Singer Michael Stipe Of R.E.M.
Former NBA player John Amaechi
Director Gus Van Sant
Musician Sir Elton John
Actor David Hyde Pierce
Record executive and Dreamworks co-founder David Geffen
A controversial plan by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Tribe to annex more than 1,400 acres of mainly agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley into its sovereign nation through the fee-to-trust process has cleared a major hurdle.