These 25 Hollywood Stars that came out as LGBTQ will shock you

These 25 Hollywood Stars that came out as LGBTQ will shock you

Updated on August 17, 2022 06:58 AM by Ella Bina

The Hays Code era, which lasted from the 1930s through the 1960s, forbade studios from producing films with same-sex romantic interests, despite the fact that many people in the entertainment industry were at times reluctant to accept it. Even now, movies with gay sex or LGBTQ+ performers get tougher ratings than movies with protagonists who are heterosexual. Given the stigma attached to LGBTQ+ content being portrayed on the big screen, celebrities who identify as LGBTQ+ haven't always been permitted to talk openly about their situation. The entertainment industry used to go to great lengths to keep the sexual orientation of its top stars a secret. When Rock Hudson was at the height of his fame, his sexual orientation was kept a closely-kept secret. Thank goodness, a lot of LGBTQ+ celebrities today don't feel excessive pressure to hide their identities. Similar to how society and the entertainment sector have evolved since Rock Hudson's heyday, at least in terms of how they see and accept sexual identity. Celebrities who identify as LGBTQ+ should be more widely recognized. Celebrities can assist lessen the stigma associated with LGBTQ+ identities and raise the self-esteem of LGBTQ+ people by demonstrating to LGBTQ+ people that there are successful LGBTQ+ people out there.

Understandably, artists who were identified as LGBTQ+ have not always been able to open up regarding their sexuality given the negative stigma of depicting LGBTQ+ content on the big screen.

Here are all the famous people living their best lives and coming out as members of the LGBTQ+ community in 2022.

Ava Phillippe

Ava Phillippe, the daughter of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, talked openly about her sexual orientation in a January Instagram Q&A. When asked if she preferred boys or girls, she didn't precisely identify herself but did respond that she is attracted to persons of both genders." I'm drawn to people," you say. Philippe composed. Gender is irrelevant.

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Maria Thattil

Former Miss Universe Australia and model Maria Thattil came out as bisexual in an episode of the Australian reality television program I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here in January.

I always tended to be a little bi-curious as a child. I've only ever dated straight individuals, but I did have crushes on ladies in school when I was younger "She then revealed it to one of her cast colleagues. I met a girl at a party before I got here and we ended up hooking up. It simply seemed right."

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Peach PRC

The musician and well-known TikTok content creator came out as a lesbian in a video that promoted her song "God Is a Freak" back in January.

"I suppose this is an excellent time to let you all know because this song has been going viral.

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Sawyer Fredericks

The singer-songwriter and former contestant on The Voice, who represented Team Pharrell and won the eighth season of the NBC reality singing competition in 2015, revealed his sexual orientation in a post on Instagram in February. He identified as bisexual.

At the time, Fredericks stated, "Since I haven't stated this in a post, I wanted to say that I am bisexual. "Because I was more attracted to women when I was younger, I assumed I was straight and wasn't aware that there were other possibilities outside homosexual and straight.

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Kat Dubrow

The 15-year-old daughter of Real Housewives of Orange County actress Heather Dubrow and renowned plastic surgeon/Botched host Terry Dubrow opened up in a February interview with People Magazine on what it was like to come out as a lesbian to her family.


The Seattle-based drag performer and season 14 competitor of RuPaul's Drag Race came out as trans in a message on Twitter in February, where she also stated that she had started hormone therapy after Drag Race's filming concluded in the summer of 2021.

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Lil Wop

The Chicago rapper revealed his sexual orientation to his 300K+ Instagram followers in a post from February where he wore pigtails and a crop top. He just wrote "I'm bisexual" as the picture's description. Both men and women appeal to me. Whatever it may be.

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Jasmine Kennedy

RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 contestant Jasmine Kennedy talked about her gender identity and her journey to self-acceptance in an emotional episode of Untucked that aired in February. She also talked about how seeing other out, trans queens like Kerri Colby helped confirm how she has always felt about who she is.

I was about to start taking hormones when I arrived here "She informed the cast. I was also afraid when I came here and didn't want to go through this procedure while going through it. However, seeing Kerri and realizing how secure she is in who she is just confirmed my long-held beliefs.

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Jessica Phillips

Jessica Phillips, a Broadway star best known for portraying Evan's mother Heidi in the musical "Evan Gleeson," opened up about how the pandemic gave her time to reflect on who she is and how her divorce from her husband last year made her realize that she and her publicist friend Chelsea Nachman are more than just good friends in a February interview with People magazine.

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Willow Pill

The RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 champion revealed more about her gender identification in a tweet from March after first discussing it in an Untucked episode.

In the episode of Untucked from last week, when she discussed her gender identity, Pill said she was "uncertain" of her gender and that the relationship was difficult because of the effects her condition had on her body. I want to address some of the things I said in Untucked last week when I talked about my gender identity, she continued in her next message.

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John Cameron Mitchell

In a March interview with PRIDE, the venerable Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Joe vs. Carole actor came out as nonbinary.

Regarding his beloved Hedwig role, Mitchell remarked, "Lately I've been getting a little bit of heat from some people saying only trans individuals can play that role since it's a trans role." "I'm not trans; I'm non-binary, but that's a precarious position to be in because the character is coerced into having surgery and isn't trans," the speaker said.

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Tevin Campbell

The R&B and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter made his sexual orientation public in March on social media.

The 45-year-old crooner, best known for his early '90s favorites like "Can We Talk" and "I'm Ready," apparently revealed to a fan in a now-deleted tweet that he is gay. The text was screenshotted by celebrity gossip and news site The Jasmine Brand and posted to Instagram.

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Anna Paul

In a March Instagram Q&A, the Australian influencer and OnlyFans model came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Paul refused to categorically classify herself when questioned by a fan whether she would describe her sexuality as "bi or straight," responding instead by claiming that she would "date any gender...[as long] as they're kind."

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Jaiden Animations

In a video released to her channel in March, the well-known gaming YouTuber declared herself to be aromantic and asexual.

She describes in the video how she over the years confused friendships and other types of relationships with people for romantic desire, and what finally made her realize she was aromantic was a generic romance song she heard on the radio. "I just had the thought, "Wait, do people feel this way for each other? Like these sentimental lyrics represent actual feelings? Are they not kidding? At that point, I noticed a change in my perception."

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Trinity The Truck

The All-Stars 4 co-winner and Season 9 competitor of RuPaul's Drag Race came out as transgender and nonbinary in an emotional Instagram post in March. To help others going through a similar experience feel more understood, they revealed their present journey.

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Emeli Sande

While she isn't quite ready to define her sexuality just yet, the "Next To Me" singer disclosed in a March interview with Metro that she is presently dating another lady. We got along because of music, remarked Sandé. And I've never been happier as I am right now. It feels fantastic.

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Jerrod Carmichael

In April, on his HBO Max comedy program Rothaniel, The Carmichael Show actor, comedian, and star came out as gay.

When that was revealed, Carmichael stated, "I was left alone feeling like a liar because I had a secret." He then went on to talk about how he had witnessed his father cheating on his mother when he was younger and how he had his secret that he had been keeping hidden.

Davis Barta

At the beginning of the fifth season of MTV's Ex on the Beach in April, the reality television personality officially admitted to being pansexual.

I believe my purpose in being here is to further understand and accept myself "During the episode, Barta commented. In the last year and a half, my sexuality has been a major topic of discussion for me in private. It's still relatively new for me to talk to males. I've had an interest in guys for years, but I haven't been really honest with myself about it.

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Ozzy Lusth

The well-known Survivor participant and OnlyFans celebrity openly announced his sexual orientation as bisexual in a tweet from April that also addressed his conservative, anti-LGBTQ+ Republican colleagues and followers.

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Rae Williams

Williams, one of the stars of the Netflix reality dating series The Ultimatum, came out as bisexual in April during the reunion special for the program.

I have only ever been with one amazing person who kept things light and I had a deep connection with her, but I'm still sort of figuring out who I am and how I identify as a gay man since I've long felt very uncomfortable with being bi." The hosts, Vanessa Lachey and Nick, were informed.

Janelle Monae

The Grammy-nominated Dirty Computer singer and actor opened up to hosts Jaida Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield Norris in the April season five premiere of Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk series, discussing how they now identify as nonbinary.

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In an April Twitter Q&A with his fans, the well-liked and remarkably quiet video game streamer—best known for playing Minecraft and streaming on Twitch—came out in response to a question about his favorite scene from the homosexual, teen-oriented Netflix series Heartstopper. I mean how many more hints can I offer," he added, referencing several earlier tweets he had made that alluded to his attraction to guys.

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Vincent Wang, a well-known League of Legends esports player from the UK best known by his streaming handle Biofrost, made his sexual orientation public in a May Twitter announcement.

He wrote, "I'm gay." My entire life, I've grappled with my identity. I moved around a lot from homestay to homestay living in a stranger's home—while my parents were working in China. I experienced a barrage of homophobic and sexist comments at home when I was 8 years old.

Isaiah Rashad

In a May conversation with Joe Budden on Patreon, Isaiah Rashad talked openly about his sexuality and publicly coming out as sexually flexible.

Sadly, the emcee was the target of a sex tape leak back in February of this year. Rashad was publicly outed when explicit videos of him having oral sex with men started to circulate online. Despite acknowledging the leak in April during his performance at the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and thanking his fans for their unwavering support of him during this trying time, he had not yet spoken about how he identifies.

Aunjanue Ellis

The Oscar-nominated King Richard actor first addressed her sexuality in public at the 2022 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards, while she had long been out as bisexual to her friends and coworkers. She did this by having the word "Queer" embroidered in rhinestones on the left arm of her Dolce & Gabbana suit jacket. Despite the remark, not many people noticed that she was coming out.

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