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    Updated on Jun 16, 2020. Posted on Jun 16, 2020

    Celebrities Who Are Part Of The LGBTQ+ Community


    In honor of pride month here are 20 celebrities who you may or may not have known are part of the LGBTQ+ community. They are loud and proud about who they are, and you should be too!!

    Lil Nas X

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    Lil Nas X came out as gay after he became famous for his song "Old Town Road". He talks openly about his struggles with his own sexuality and why he chose to come out and when he started to accept who he is.


    Halsey accepting her first ever AMA award.
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    Halsey is very open about her sexuality. She identifies as bisexual and has both male and female pronouns in her songs about love. She is known to donate to LGBTQ+ organizations and she actively speaks out against hate she receives.

    Janelle Monáe

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    Janelle has been known to refer to herself as queer, but identifies her sexuality as "free". She doesn't see a need for labels and is very open about her life as a celebrity who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community.

    Miley Cyrus

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    Ever since the end of her Hannah Montana days on disney Miley has been an LGBTQ+ advocate. She identifies as gender-fluid and pansexual. She has spoken out a lot recently about her struggles with finding herself and staying true to her identity.

    Drew Barrymore

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    Drew has "always considered" herself bisexual. She says that just because she was married to men doesn't diminish her attraction to women as well. She is very open about her sexuality and is a supporter in many LGBTQ+ movements. She is also honest about her struggles with mental health and substance abuse.

    Kristen Stewart

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    Kristen Stewart is openly bisexual. She has received lots of backlash from Twilight fans wanting her to be with her costar and from the industry itself. She had been pressured to keep her sexuality private, but decided against it. She is open about her past and current relationships with women and men and doesn't think it's something that should be hidden.

    Kate Mckinnon

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    Kate Mckinnon was the first openly gay female actress on SNL. She is open about her experiences being openly gay in a male dominated industry and doesn't let judgment get in the way of her career.

    Lady Gaga

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    Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the start of her career. She is bisexual and supports many LGBTQ+ movements and charities. She ignores backlash and comments about her faking her identity and simply says, "This is who I am and who I have always been." She is also open about her struggles with mental health.

    Jason Collins

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    Former NBA player Jason Collins, was the first openly gay man to play in one of the major professional team sports. He received much backlash for this, but says that he needed to be open about his sexuality to open a door for more players to do the same.

    Laverne Cox

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    Laverne Cox is a proud transgender woman and LGBTQ+ advocate. She was the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. She speaks out against hate and critisism and is never afraid to be herself.

    Jim Parsons

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    Parsons is best known for his role in The hit show The Big Bang Theory. He is a successful actor and proud openly gay man. He advocates for other LGBTQ+ celebrities and people themselves and often talks about how life is different for him in the industry.

    Hayley Kiyoko

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    Kiyoko was given the nickname "Lesbian Jesus". She has been openly gay for years and is always fighting backlash against her and her sexuality. She chooses to fight back and stand up for herself, making her a role model for many young women.

    Amandla Stenberg

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    Amanda Stenberg received the HRC Visibility Award this year for her LGBT+ activism worldwide. She came out as bisexual in 2016 and more recently says she now identifies as bisexual and "could not be happier". She is living her truth and is proof that you should too.

    Cynthia Nixon

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    The Sex and The City star came out as bisexual in 2012. She is a LGBTQ+ advocate and was recently gifted the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. She has a transgender son whom she fights for daily and continues to show her support towards.

    Gillian Anderson

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    The British actress is openly bisexual and a big advocate for the lGBTQ+ community. She inspires many with her unapologetic personality. She once said, “It’s just who I am. I have absolutely no issue with it whatsoever, and I don’t really care if other people have an issue with it”

    Madison Bailey

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    The Outerbanks actress just recently came out as pansexual, posting a tik tok on her platform saying it's what's on the inside that matters. She speaks openly about not having a specific preference in people, and about her current relationship to a girl's college basketball star.

    (Chloe) Auliʻi Cravalho

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    Cravalho, is an American actress best known for her voiceover of Disney's Moana. She came out as bisexual in 2019 and currently fights to end the stigma against the LGBTQ+ in the acting industry and in the world in general.

    Denis Finnegan

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    Finnegan is a ten-time Irish national champion in track and field. He also just recently came out as a gay man. He says that

    Shea Diamond

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    Shea is a singer/songwriter and also a transgender woman. She had many struggles with herself in the past, one of which was armed robbery in order to get funds for her gender affirmation surgery. She spent 10 years in a male prison and since her release she has made a new life for herself. She is an advocate and a proud member of the community.

    Stephanie Beatriz

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    Beatriz is a proud bisexual actress known for her role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She has always been proud of herself and speaks out against anyone that tries to tear her down. She is known for her role in activism in Hollywood.

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