'The rumours are true... I'm gay': Hollywood star Matt Bomer comes out at awards ceremony


By Daily Mail Reporter

Coming out: Matt Bomer revealed he was gay as he spoke at the Chase Humanitarian Awards at the Palm Springs Convention Centre on Saturday

Actor Matt Bomer, best known for his role in show White Collar has revealed he is gay.

The 34-year-old actor came out as he made an acceptance speech at the Chase Humanitarian Awards in California last weekend.

Bomer has recently finished work on upcoming male stripper film Magic Mike alongside The Vow star Channing Tatum.

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Sex appeal: The actor, right, will be seen alongside Channing Tatum, front, in the upcoming stripper movie Magic Mike

While appearing at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday - where he was honoured with New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his activism against HIV/ AIDs - he thanked his partner, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls.

He also made reference to their three children in his speech, saying: 'I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry.

'Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.'

Although Bomer has not spoken about his family life in detail, three-year-old twins Walker and Henry are believed to be the sons of Halls while five-year-old Kit is understood to be from from a previous relationship of Bomer's.

He only revealed he had children last March while co-hosting the Today Show.

Bomer has previously faced speculation in Hollywood about his sexuality.

When questioned about his love life during a 2010 interview with Details magazine, Bomer said: 'I don't care about [rumours] at all. I'm completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life.'

Family man: Bomer with his son Kit, pictured here earlier this month at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night in Indianapolis, Indiana

The actor is set to appear in the upcoming stripper movie Steven Soderbergh-directed movie Magic Mike, alongside Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer.

He will also soon be seen in the film adaptation of Larry Kramer's HIV/ AIDs play The Normal Heart.

Bomer said of the movie at the awards show: '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 bright future.'

In character: Bomer as Neal Caffrey in the USA Network show White Collar