Actor Kate Winslet says she knows many gay actors in Hollywood who are scared of coming out as they fear it will prevent them from getting straight roles. The actor said it is a "dated notion" that gay actors can't play straight characters and should be criminalised. The Oscar-winning actor, who earned critical-acclaim for playing a lesbian character in period drama Ammonite, currently stars in HBOs miniseries Mare of Easttown in which she plays the role of a small town detective. The year-old actor believes it is harder for men to come out in Hollywood as they fear not getting good roles. Because actors, in some cases, are choosing not to come out for personal reasons.
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The historical concept and definition of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example the word "gay" was not used to describe sexual orientation until the mid 20th century. A number of different classification schemes have been used to describe sexual orientation since the midth century, and scholars have often defined the term "sexual orientation" in divergent ways. Indeed, several studies have found that much of the research about sexual orientation has failed to define the term at all, making it difficult to reconcile the results of different studies. Some prefer to simply follow an individual's self-definition or identity. The high prevalence of people from the West on this list may be due to societal attitudes towards homosexuality. Opinion about the acceptability of homosexuality is divided in Israel, Poland and Bolivia.
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Parent article: List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people ; Siblings:. This is a partial list of confirmed famous people who were or are gay , lesbian or bisexual. Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed. The historical concept and definition of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example the word "gay" wasn't used to describe sexual orientation until the midth century.
A number of talented and famous actresses are also proudly gay. Hollywood's most famous lesbians includes movie stars, singers who became actresses, TV actors, and young actresses rising in popularity. Some famous lesbians came out via very public speeches, while others simply lived their lives and didn't flinch when the news came out. Jodie Foster, and Sarah Paulson are just a few of the famous lesbian actresses. She did, however, have public relationships with stars like musician St.