Yes, the rumor is that he is gay. And that there was a man who came forward as his lover, but that it was hushed up. I’m not sure when that was supposed to have occurred. Also, there are rumors that his marriage to Kelly Preston was arranged by the Scientologists are part of that hushing up business (she is also a Scientologist).
A few years ago there was a man named Michael Pattison who sued the Church of Scientology for charging him for a program to cure him of gayness, to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars and several years (ten maybe? It was a long time). He sued them because (surprise surprise) it didn’t work. He claims they held up Travolta as an example of someone who was cured of gayness by the church. I haven’t been able to find any recent info on that case though. I think it was filed in 98, and the most recent mention I can find is from 2000. Who knows what happened? It would be interesting to find out.
There are also persistant rumors that both Cruise and Travolta have tried a time or two to leave the CoS, but were drawn back in. They are held up as such sterling examples of Scientology’s superior techniques for success in life, I seriously doubt they’ll ever get away. They are far too valuable.
Okay that’s my contribution to celebrity gossip for the day! Hope it was useful.