Joel Gray, Broadway legend, has 2 children and a long, happy marriage, but finally he is willing to admit to the world what he has always known.
“Now, at 82, the Cabaret Oscar winner talks for the first time in PEOPLE’s new issue about his sexuality. “I don’t like labels,” says Grey, “but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.” While it’s not a secret to his friends and family, the entertainer’s never spoken about it publicly before. “All the people close to me have known for years who I am,” Grey tells PEOPLE. “[Yet] it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was.””