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'Harold & Kumar' star reveals he's gay (and engaged!) plus more celebs who came out

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 125: Wonderwall.com is sharing all the ways celebrities have told the world about their sexual or gender identities, beginning with this star... Actor Kal Penn publicly came out as a gay man in an interview with People magazine that hit the internet on Oct. 31, 2021, while promoting his book "You Can't Be Serious" -- which comes out on Nov. 2 -- when he revealed that he's engaged to his boyfriend of 11 years, Josh. The "House," "Designated Survivor" and "Harold and Kumar" franchise star told the magazine he and Josh met in Washington, D.C., during the period he took a break from Hollywood to work for then-President Barack Obama's administration. Though "I've always been very public with everybody I've personally interacted with," Kal explained, his partner and family are very private people, so he wanted to respect that. Still, he added, he's "really excited to share our relationship with readers" of his memoir, which reveals, among other things, how they met and why Kal didn't think the relationship would work out at first. "I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people," Kal told People. "There's no timeline on this stuff. People figure their s*** out at different times in their lives, so I'm glad I did when I did."Keep reading for more stars who've identified as members of the LGBTQIA+ community...

Wonderwall.com is sharing all the ways celebrities have told the world about their sexual or gender identities, beginning with this star... Actor Kal Penn publicly came out as a gay man in an interview with People magazine that hit the internet on Oct. 31, 2021, while promoting his book "You Can't Be Serious" -- which comes out on Nov. 2 -- when he revealed that he's engaged to his boyfriend of 11 years, Josh. The "House," "Designated Survivor" and "Harold and Kumar" franchise star told the magazine he and Josh met in Washington, D.C., during the period he took a break from Hollywood to work for then-President Barack Obama's administration. Though "I've always been very public with everybody I've personally interacted with," Kal explained, his partner and family are very private people, so he wanted to respect that. Still, he added, he's "really excited to share our relationship with readers" of his memoir, which reveals, among other things, how they met and why Kal didn't think the relationship would work out at first. "I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people," Kal told People. "There's no timeline on this stuff. People figure their s*** out at different times in their lives, so I'm glad I did when I did."

Keep reading for more stars who've identified as members of the LGBTQIA+ community...

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