Sean Maher, best known as his role as Simon Tam in Firefly and Serenity, announced today that he is gay. Due in part from encouragement from his agent, he remained in the closet for years in fear for his career. With the support of his family, including his partner Paul and their two young children, he was able to find the courage to come out.
I had the honor of being able to meet Sean Maher at Dragon*Con last year. He was a very sweet guy and I wish him all the best as a result of not having to hide who he really is anymore.