'30 Rock' Star Maulik Pancholy Comes Out In a Very Sweet Announcement

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Here's a lovely little story to end your day with: In a new Out profile, 30 Rock and Weeds star Maulik Pancholy announced that he's gay, and just celebrated a major milestone with his longtime partner. Congrats!

"I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner," Pancholy told Out, which just published its 19th annual Out 100 List, which ranks the most compelling gay people of 2013. "It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions." 

It's also great to see so many celebrities very openly talking about their sexual orientation in the media — after all, this year has been a huge gamechanger for same-sex marriage. 

Pancholy is perhaps best known for portraying Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin)'s loving assistant Jonathan on 30 Rock, but he also had a role as a student-turned-drug dealer-turned-openly gay and proud drug dealer, Sanjay Patel. Currently, he works as a voiceover artist for Disney's Phineas & Ferb. As Wetpaint points out, Pancholy has never openly spoken about his sexuality before.

Others who made the list this yearGlee's Jonathan Groff, Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox, "Same Love" singer Mary Lambert, Sir Ian McKellan, and Spock himself, George Takei. 

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