14 May 2012 11:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"The Bold and the Beautiful" star Joanna Johnson -- who plays a closeted lesbian on the soap opera -- is now coming out in real life ... saying she's gay too.Joanna opened up in a recent interview with TV Guide Magazine, saying "I'm here. I'm queer. And I'm just getting used to it."Joanna tells the magazine, "When I realized I was gay in my early twenties we didn't have role models like Ellen. I'm »

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