White Collar's Matt Bomer Owns up He's Gay

It has been rumored for some time that Matt Bomer of White Collar is gay – well, the rumors were true! Bomer himself made it clear when speaking at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.

The White Collar star had been inclined to ignore speculations about his sexual orientation before. When questioned about them by the Details magazine in the beginning of 2010, he brushed the interest off saying that he was satisfied and “fulfilled” as regards his personal life and had no time for rumors.

Speaking on Saturday’s event Bomer, 34, made a point of thanking his family whom he referred to as his “proudest accomplishment.” He told the public that he learned what unconditional love is from his family.

The actor’s partner is Simon Halls, a PR publicist acting for, among others, Neil Patrick Harris of “How I Met Your Mother” and Ryan Murphy, one of the creators of “Glee”.

Bomer’s activity in the fight against HIV/AIDS earned him the New Generation Arts and Activism Award. His further HIV/AIDS-oriented projects will include starring in the drama The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer alongside Mark Ruffalo and Alec Baldwin. Another upcoming work is an appearance in the male stripper movie Magic Mike (also starring Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum).

“I would say a big difference between my character and me is that I can be too trusting,”Bomer commented, saying that he was learning from the con artists not to be this way because “that’s not necessarily the smartest thing to be.”