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    23 LGBTQ+ Celebrities Who Have Been Out For 10+ Years

    "I'm more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life."

    Warning: this post contains mentions of suicide.

    Public figures using their platforms to share their personal stories is such a powerful thing. LGBTQ+ celebs who have publicly come out inspire others to share who they are and live their truth. Here are 23 trailblazing celebs who you may not realize have now been out for 10 or more years, or 20 or more years.

    1. Zachary Quinto

    Zachary Quinto is pictured at the "Morning Sun" opening night in New York City on November 3, 2021

    2. Wanda Sykes

    Wanda Sykes smiles at a "Visible: Out On Television" screening on February 25, 2020

    3. Anna Paquin

    Anna Paquin poses at the "American Underdog" premiere in December 2021

    4. Clay Aiken

    Clay Aiken poses at the after party for the "Frozen" Broadway production opening night in March 2018

    5. Janet Mock

    Janet Mock smiles at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020

    6. Billie Joe Armstrong

    Billie Joe Armstrong performs at a concert in Milan on June 15th, 2022

    7. Vanessa Carlton

    Vanessa Carlton sits down for a Vice interview in 2021

    8. Meredith Baxter

    Meredith Baxter poses at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on April 24, 2015

    9. Andy Cohen

    Andy Cohen smiles at the "Plaza Suite" opening night in March 2022

    10. Megan Fox

    Megan Fox is seen at a "Machine Gun Kelly's Life In Pink" screening on June 27, 2022

    11. Frank Ocean

    Frank Ocean is seen at the Met Gala on September 13, 2021

    12. Chris Colfer

    Chris Colfer smiles at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival premiere of "The Sixth Reel" in August 2021

    13. Drew Barrymore

    Drew Barrymore poses at the Paramount Upfront event on May 18, 2022

    14. Sir Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen attends a "Richard III" screening on April 28, 2016

    15. Lance Bass

    Lance Bass arrives at the Vanderpump à Paris at Paris Las Vegas opening event on April 21, 2022

    16. Fergie

    Fergie is photographed at the Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined Art Exhibit gathering on January 26, 2022

    17. Boy George

    Boy George smiles while attending the premiere of "LUZIA" by Cirque du Soleil on January 13, 2022

    18. Chaz Bono

    Chaz Bono poses at a "Reboot Camp" screening on September 21, 2021

    19. Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie smiles as she arrives at a screening of "Eternals" on October 25, 2021

    20. BD Wong

    BD Wong is pictured at the "Jurassic World Dominion" premiere on June 06, 2022

    21. Don Lemon

    Don Lemon arrives at the premiere of "Mary J Blige: My Life" on June 23, 2021

    22. Jillian Michaels

    Jillian Michaels is pictured at an E! News event

    23. Nathan Lane

    Nathan Lane smiles at the 75th Annual Theatre World Awards in June 2019

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