United Press International - February 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Bomer, star of the U.S.
television series "White Collar," confirmed during the weekend he
is gay and has a longtime partner.
E! News said Bomer, 34, is raising three children with Hollywood
publicist Simon Halls. The actor talked publicly about his
personal life for the first time during the weekend's Desert AIDS
Project's Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in Palm Springs, Calif.
He was at the event to be honored with the New Generation Arts &
Activism Award for his work in the fight against AIDS.
"I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon,
Kit, Walker, Henry," E! News quoted Bomer as saying. "Thank you
for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my
proudest accomplishment. God bless you."
Bomer is preparing to play a gay journalist in the big-screen
adaptation of Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart," E! News
"My world has really been rocked by doing research for 'Normal
Heart,' just in terms of the history of HIV and AIDS," he said.
"And so I'm very proud to receive this award from an organization
that is at the forefront of carrying the torch into a very, very