In 2016, The Big Bang Theory’s big star Jim Parsons publicly came out as gay. In 2017, he got married in NYC to Todd Spiewak. The couple had been together fourteen years before making it official. The Big Bang Theory star said he stayed quiet, worried that him coming out as gay might not necessarily affect him as much as the sitcom and this was nagging at him as his sexuality had been riding through the reigns as media speculation for years. Since coming out he has been an active member of the growing LBGTQ community.