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Anderson Cooper (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

SAN FRANCISCO — LGBT blog Towleroad published this week a list of 50 celebrities, athletes and politicians who came out this year.

Among some of the notable personalities: actors Gillian Anderson, Matt Bomer, Kristy McNichol, and Sherman Hemsley (posthumously); athletes Shaun T., Orlando Cruz, and Megan Rapinoe; and newsmakers Sam Champion, Anderson Cooper, Todd Glass, Kevin McClatchy, Frank Ocean, Mika, Tammy Smith and Lana Wachowski.