Be Thankful For: Clay Aiken Finally Coming Out

By: Celebuzz / November 27, 2008

Just like fellow singer Lance Bass, American Idol‘s Clay Aiken chose People magazine as the forum in which he would reveal his true sexuality to the world.

Two months ago, the singer came clean to his friends, family and fans with a secret that he had been holding inside for years. The cover read, “Yes, I’m Gay,” and the exclusive interview showed a side of Clay that no one had really seen before.

His main reason for coming out was to be honest with his newborn son. Whatever the reason, it’s refreshing and heart-warming to see someone rise against the odds and be brave enough to take the risk of coming out, especially in a country so divided on the issue.

We’re proud of you, Clay!