Publicado: 01-07-2013 09:46 PM
Actor Matt Dallas, perhaps best known for his role as the titular navel-less wonder from ABC Family’s Kyle XY, publicly came out late last night by tweeting a picture of his new fiancé, independent musician Blue Hamilton (right): Starting off the year with a new fiancé, @bluehamilton. A great way to kick off 2013! Hamilton and Dallas had previously been spotted together picking up take-out some three years ago, so it’s nice to see them finally taking their romance out into the public. Mazel tov to the handsome couple! The 26-year-old Dallas had not publicly come out as gay until Sunday, but there had been speculation about his sexuality for years. In early 2009, he was linked to "Mean Girls" actor Jonathan Bennett, from whom he reportedly split that same year. In September 2009, Dallas and Hamilton were spotted together grabbing food in West Hollywood. Dallas' coming-out is in line with what appears to be a trend of celebrities addressing their sexuality in remarkably subtle ways -- really, nothing more than "I've never been in." "White Collar" hunk Matt Bomer came out while accepting an award last February. "Star Trek" actor Zachary Quinto revealed he is gay during a profile with New York Mag in October 2011. "Gone are the days of the 'Yep, I'm Gay' magazine covers," notes HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large and SiriusXM host Michelangelo Signorile, "with celebrities making a spectacle of coming out, and thus focusing on the fact that they were in the humiliating and painful gay closet... The closet isn't going away any time soon. But one step toward dismantling it among public figures it to make it a difficult and embarrassing place to be. From the looks of the latest celebrity self-outings, that's perhaps starting to take hold."