New York Times Profiles Gay Actor Jim Parsons

In a new profile in The New York Times, Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons discusses his role in Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart and his current Broadway run on Harvey.  Though Parsons hasn't previously commented on his personal life, the paper also notes that Kramer’s play resonated with the actor on a personal level because Parsons is gay and in a ten year relationship.

The Normal Heart focused on the early days of the AIDS crisis, in which Parson portrayed a young activist named Tommy Boatwright who works to spur the medical and political establishment into action.  This summer Parsons will take on the more iconic role of Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, wherein he communicates with a six-foot, invisible rabbit.  He will also return to his Emmy winning role as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory when the CBS sitcom retruns for its sixth season on CBS next year.