Greg Rikaart has played the lovable and often scheming Kevin Fisher on Young & Restless since 2003. He has also played the out and devious Leo Stark on Days of our Lives. Rikaart married producer, writer and actor Robert Sudduth on the beach in May 2015. The couple had been together ten years at the time. Sudduth once played a stalker for two episodes on Young & Restless in 2006.
Camryn Grimes started on Young & Restless in 1997 as Sharon Newman’s teenage daughter, Cassie Newman. After Cassie’s tragic death, the actress returned in 2014 as Cassie’s long lost twin sister, Mariah Copeland. Mariah came to terms with her sexuality on screen with love interest Tessa Porter. Recently Grimes herself came out as bisexual.
Matt Bomer got his start playing Ben Reade on Guiding Light and moved onto primetime with the shows Tru Calling and White Collar. After appearing in the films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, he joined American Horror story and most recently played the love interest to Will’s character on Will & Grace. Boomer married his husband publicist Simon Halls in 2011, and publicly came out in 2012 during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award.
Tuck Watkins is known for playing David Vickers on One Life to Live and one half of Wisteria Lane’s gay couple, Bob Hunter on Desperate Housewives. Watkins came out in 2013 to Marie Osmond on her short-lived daytime talk show, Marie. In 2013 he became a father to twin sons, Catchen and Curtis, via surrogacy.
Jonathan Bennett got his start playing Adam ‘J. R.’ Chandler Jr. on All My Children. He went on to play Aaron Samuels in the modern cult classic film Mean Girls, along with guest-starring on a number of television shows. Bennett officially came out as gay in 2017 and is in a relationship with Jaymes Vaughan, an actor who once appeared on the reality show Amazing Race.
Brother of movie star Chris Evans, Scott Evans is known for playing the character Oliver Fish on One Life to Live. His character struggled with his homosexuality, but eventually came out and was one half of the popular couple Kish with Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell). He also recurs as the character Oliver on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie. Evans came out at the age of 19.
Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin first hit the public eye with the boy band Menudo. In 1994 he was cast as singer and bartender Miguel Morez on General Hospital. He later exploded on the pop-charts with the smash hit, Livin’ la Vida Loca. He has gone on to record albums in both Spanish and English, as well as appearing on Dancing with the Stars and the Mexican version of The Voice. Martin publicly came out in 2010. He is married to painter and artist Jwan Yosef and has four children through surrogacy.
Maureen Garrett played Holly Norris on Guiding Light. Her character along with Roger Thorpe, played by Michael Zaslow, was one of the shows most popular, yet complex, couples. Garrett came out in 2012. She has been in a long term relationship with Janet Morgan for over twenty years and has three children.
Joanna Johnson is best known for playing Caroline Spencer Forrester on Bold & Beautiful from 1987 until 2014 when the character died from leukemia. She’s been married to actress Michelle Agnew since 2008 and they have two children together.
Van Hansis is known for paying Luke Snyder on As the World Turns from 2005 until the show’s final episode on September 17, 2010. Luke was one of the earlier characters on soap operas to come out. The actor went on to play Thom in the popular web series Eastsiders. Hansis came out as gay in The Fight Magazine in May 2014. He has been with his partner actor and singer Tyler Hanes since 2007.