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"Crazy, Stupid, Love" Actor Lio Tipton Celebrated Pride Month By Coming Out As Queer And Non-Binary

"I am proud to announce I am queer and I identify as non binary."

Lio Tipton is kicking off Pride Month with a big announcement.

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In a heartfelt post, the America's Next Top Model alum-turned-actor revealed that they are queer and identify as non-binary.

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"Hi. My name is Lio. My pronouns are they/them. I am proud to announce I am queer and I identify as non binary," they wrote on their Instagram.

They added, "I hope to give as much love and support back to those who continue to show love and support for the Pride community at large."

Hours after making the announcement, Lio posted a teary video, thanking fans for their overwhelming support.

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"Thanks, guys, for the love and support. Clearly it doesn't affect me," Lio jokingly said, wiping away their tears. 

Lio most recently appeared in Why Women Kill and can next be seen in Vengeance, which is expected to be released later this year.

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It's so nice to hear that Lio is now able to live their truth!

Looking for more ways to get involved? Check out all of BuzzFeed's posts celebrating Pride 2021.

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