30 Rock’s Maulik Pancholy: I’m Gay

Maulik Pancholy

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updated 11/12/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 11/12/2013 AT 4:30 PM ET

What better way to celebrate being honored on a list of the top LGBT trendsetters than by officially coming out?

Maulik Pancholy made Out magazine s 19th annual Out 100 list and has announced that he’s gay and in a relationship.

“I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” said Pancholy, who played Alec Baldwin’s assistant Jonathan on 30 Rock. “It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”

Other influencers who made the OUT 100 list include: Sir Ian McKellan, George Takei, Guillermo Diaz of Scandal, and Laverne Cox and Lea Delaria of Orange Is the New Black.

Pancholy has been working as a voice over artist on Disney’s Phineas and Ferb and Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig since 30 Rock ended in January.


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