Ricky Martin recently came out about being a homosexual. Not exactly earth shattering news, but still a commendable act of personal courage for the father of two.
So which Hollywood celebrity is going to come out on May 5?
People Magazine allegedly has the exclusive and the celeb is booked on several major talk shows that week including “The View.”
PR powerhouse Howard Bragman, who has successfully — some might add brilliantly — orchestrated several celeb outings in the past decade talked about his next coming out project at the GLAAD Media Awards red carpet Sunday (Apr. 17).
]]> Esera Tuaolo, LPGA star Rosie Jones, WNBA star Sheryl Swoops and retired NBA center John Amaechi come out.
He also orchestrated the plans for former “Party of Five” Mitchell Anderson, “Married with Children” co-star Amanda Bearse and aided Dick Sargent of “Bewitched” fame to come out on Entertainment Tonight.
Most recently, he planned Chaz Bono’s announcement of a transition from woman to man and got the news about Meredith Baxter being a lesbian out before tabloids reported her taking a lesbian cruise.
Hollywood,” Bragman has said, “most publicists keep their clients in
the closet. And I’m the guy people tend to come to when they want to
come out of the closet.”
Bragman made his name founding a major
entertainment public-relations firm — Bragman, Nyman, Cafarelli — and
his new boutique firm is called Fifteen Minutes. Fittingly, his book
about Hollywood and celebrity, “Where’s my Fifteen Minutes?” even has a
chapter dedicated to coming out.
a sense, Bragman is at war, taking on the entertainment industry to end
the perception that a gay actor has to stay in the closet. Bragman believes that times are changing and that we will soon have our first gay Hollywood action hero.
Here’s betting Howard will be standing right behind whoever it is.
UPDATE: The Dish Rag has learned that the newcomer is a musical performer and is a woman. That’s all we got. Now you have to wait until May 5.
Related Ricky and GLAAD:
Ricky Martin comes out: ‘I am a fortunate homosexual man’
Ricky Martin should be celebrated not banned, Mr. Deejay
Ricky releases old naked rebirth video. Perfect timing
Adam Lambert at GLAAD: ‘There are some challenges’ to being gay
Glee’s Chris Colfer at GLAAD: Lady Gaga, Kurt’s new love interest Photo credit: Wireimage