Jim Parsons talks publicly for first time about relationship with partner Todd Spiewak

'We are both surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier'

Jim Parsons talks publicly for first time about relationship with partner Todd Spiewak
21 October 2013

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons and partner Todd Spiewak were the star attraction at the GLSEN Respect Awards over the weekend where they were presented with the Inspiration Award.

At the event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which honored leaders in the struggle against bullying LGBT youth, Parsons said he never thought of himself as an activist.

‘I’ve never considered my relationship with Todd to be an act of activism,’ he told the crowd. ‘Rather simply, it’s an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs [out]—a regular life, boring love.

‘Now all this said, no one is giving us an award for activism. I realize this,’ he added. ‘If we are indeed inspiration to others by simply being who we are and living our lives in the way that feels right to us then we have to thank the same people who help any other couple who continue a successful relationship – our friends and family.’

‘We are both surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier, friends we’ve had for many years and friends we’ve made since living in LA.’

It was last year in a newspaper interview that is was publicly confirmed that Parsons is a gay man. While accepting the best actor in a comedy series award at the Emmy Awards this year, Parsons called Spiewak his ‘favorite person on the planet.’



No thumbnail available

The husband of Good Morning America's Sam Champion didn't fall in love with a TV star

Rubem Robierb: 'When Sam and I began hanging out, I didn’t know anything about him'
No thumbnail available

Chile teen loses foot after anti-gay machete attack

A 19-year-old from Chile will have his entire leg amputated after he was jumped by six thugs holding iron bars and knives
No thumbnail available

Australia's Channel 10 edits gay love scenes on Glee, leaves heterosexual scenes intact

Scenes between Kurt and Blaine and Santana and Quinn are trimmed
No thumbnail available

Gay marriage fight inspires Cash 4 Gold spoof

'Tired of fighting the gay marriage fight? Turn your civil rights into cash...fast!,' says new parody video
No thumbnail available

Suze Orman is finally getting a little personal

'I always wanted to be known as the Money Lady, not, you know, the Money Lesbian'
No thumbnail available

Students from Australian Christian school angry over principal’s anti-gay marriage letter

Past and current students at Canberra’s Trinity Christian School have joined a Facebook group in favor of gay marriage after the school’s principal forwarded a letter against same-sex marriage to parents, turning to social media to vent their concerns
No thumbnail available

Photo one for test slideshow

If you are seeing this article, we are sorry for the inconvenience.
No thumbnail available

Call for Dublin footbridge to be named to honor gay hate murder victim

Dublin City Council will consider naming one of the city’s footbridges to honor the memory of a gay Irishman killed in a nearby park in 1982 who’s death inspired the city’s first Gay Pride march
No thumbnail available

Tory minister 'sorry' for tweet saying Labour 'is full of queers'

Gay MP Chris Bryant has called for David Cameron to sack Matt Hancock for the 'vile tweet'
No thumbnail available

Indian government insists gay sex is ok

Attorney general hopes to end confusion in Delhi supreme court over its stance on Section 377