While accepting the Steve Chase Foundation’s New Generation Arts and Activism Award in Palm Springs, Calif. this weekend, actor Matt Bomer (Chuck, White Collar) broke his public silence on his personal life. Bomer received the award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his partner, publicist Simon Halls, and their three children, Kit, Walker and Henry, saying, ”Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.”
Bomer has several upcoming tv, film and stage roles in the works. In addition to his starring role on USA’s White Collar, he will be guest starring on an episode of Glee as Blaine’s (Darren Criss) brother. On March 3, he is participating in the celebrity-studded reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 in Los Angeles, which details the fight over California’s Prop. 8. This summer he will appear as a stripper in the Steven Soderbergh’s comedy Magic Mike. He will also appear in director Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of The Normal Heart on Broadway. The Larry Kramer play chronicles the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.