LGBTQ Celebrities Who Made A Surprising Come Out In 2018
We know everything about celebrities, from their preferences to their career and even their sexuality! These personalities spoke publicly about their attraction to same-sex people and helped to break down the social taboo that still surrounds homosexuality. The life of famous people is very public, and the ones from this list have felt the pressure to share the details of their intimate life.
1. Derek Chadwick
This model and actor is very popular for his roles in TV series like Scream Queens and Blue Bloods. This year, he revealed to the British magazine Gay Times, that he thinks he vaguely realized at school that he was gay.
"I identified me as gay now ... I think I vaguely realized at school that I was gay. There was a moment where I just knew it," he said in the interview. The handsome actor told the magazine about the way he leads his life, remarking that it is very private because he didn’t publicly come out of the closet. For him, it was better to keep his life private.
2. Rita Ora
After a complicated relationship with Rob Kardashian and many ups and downs in her career, Rita Ora revealed in one of her songs that she is bisexual. She assured that the lyrics of the song "Girls" are based on her own experience with men and women.
In an interview with People magazine, she gave details about how she created the song and what she thought about all the commotion this created. The revealing song has direct lyrics, in which she says that sometimes she likes to kiss girls. She also talks about her emotions and her ability to keep an open mind.
3. Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz is turning his sexuality into a curious point for many people, after the poem he made for the Pride Month. Thanks to that, all kind of speculations have spread about the 41-year-old American musician. Recently, he gave an interview to Billboard magazine where he opened up about the subject.
He explained: “I’ve had experiences with men, even while I was dating the woman who became my wife. It was like, “Wow, does that mean I am gay?” And my wife laid it out for me. She calls it “two-spirit,” which is what the Native Americans call someone who can love both man and woman. I really like that”.
4. Rebecca Sugar
She is the creator of the animated series “Steven Universe”. This show includes a lot of topics related to the LGBTQ community. Months ago Rebecca participated in a San Diego Comic-Con panel where fans could ask her questions.
One of her fans asked her about the fact that the series clearly includes LGBT issues and the reason why she decided to include them. She was totally honest in her answer: "Most of the show is my own experience as a bisexual woman."
5. Brendon Urie
Brendon Urie gave an interview to Paper magazine, where he declared himself as pansexual, a sexual orientation which meaning comes from the Greek prefix "pan" which means everything. A person who identifies as pansexual is attracted to a person regardless of its gender or sexuality.
These comments come after Brendon Urie created a song for his bisexual fans, "Girls, Girls, Boys," a song that was inspired by the first time he was with a man and a woman and how this made him accept who he is as a person.
6. Jessie Paege
This girl is a popular YouTuber who came out as a bisexual earlier this year. She told The Advocate that she always was a bit hesitant when it came to relationships and romance growing up.
She was never the friend in a relationship or talking about crushes, and she thinks that came from her own insecurity and feelings. She realized that the term “bisexual” is fluid and the label fits her perfectly.
7. Tessa Thompson
The actress Tessa Thompson, came out from the closet revealing that she is attracted to men and women. The actress of Thor: Ragnarok spoke publicly about her sexuality for the first time, responding to rumors about her relationship with Janelle Monáe.
In an interview, Thompson said she was attracted by both men and women, although she didn’t want to have a specific label. She added: “In my family, you can be anything you want to be. If I bring a woman home, or a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion.”
8. Paris Jackson
The daughter of the singer Michael Jackson, is recognized for her steps as an activist and has constantly been questioned about her sexuality.
With nothing to fear, the 20-year-old made a clarification to her followers through her Instagram stories. She stated: "I am not bisexual, I only love people because they are people. I do not fit in tags, so please do not tag me."
9. Amandla Stenberg
This famous actress from The Hunger Games recently opened up about her sexuality. Years ago she had stated that she was bisexual but now says that she realized she is gay and is proud of it.
She also said that her sexuality is not a consequence of her past experiences with men; it is simply something that she was born with and that she greatly appreciates. She felt a deep relief when she realized that she was gay.
These celebrities have become an influence, and we hope they keep influencing their fans in a positive way. Our desire is that our world becomes a place full of acceptation, where people don't judge each other but find love and respect in every corner.