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50 People You Might Have Or Probably Didn't Know Came Out In The Last 10 Years

From Tim Cook to the guy who sings "Shut Up and Dance With Me."

1. DJ Qualls

a portrait of dj qualls

The actor came out in early 2020 on Twitter as gay.

It is 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferies show in San Diego. Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time. Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.

Twitter: @theonlydjqualls

2. Tim Cook

he's giving a peace sign

3. Elvira

in her dark makeup and campy elvira outfit

4. Carole Baskin

5. Alyson Stoner

alyson at the vmas

6. Rebecca Black

7. Stacey London

stacey on a red carpet

In 2019, Stacey posted a lengthy Instagram post responding to a meme about her being gay.

8. Abbi Jacobson

abbi in blue

9. Brendon Urie

brendon a glsen event

10. Nikki Blonsky (from Hairspray)

niki blonsky on tiktok

11. Lilly Singh

lily at the glaad awards

12. Tess Holliday

tess looking glam

13. Niecy Nash

Niecy got married to Jessica Betts in August 2020.

Mrs. Carol Denise Betts 💍 @jessicabettsmusic #LoveWins🌈 📸 @robertector

Twitter: @RobertEctor / Via Twitter: @NiecyNash

14. Da Brat

da brat in the 90s

She came out in March 2020 with this Instagram post dedicated to her girlfriend.

15. Tinashe

16. Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon

He came out as bisexual on Instagram in 2020.

17. Taylor Schilling

Her girlfriend posted this picture last year during Pride.

18. Danell Leyva

daniel and a silver medal

The gymnast came out on Twitter as bi/pan in October 2020.

A thread for #NationalComingOutDay For a long time I’ve known that I wasn’t straight. But because of certain very personal reasons, I always rejected that side of me. Earlier this year I finally understood that I’m bi/pan (still trying to figure that one out) but...

Twitter: @DanellJLeyva

I also realized that, as of now at least, I’m not attracted to cis men. (That comes with those personal reasons I just mentioned). But I felt that it was time for me to finally share this with you all. As most of you can imagine, this is absolutely terrifying....

Twitter: @DanellJLeyva

19. Julianne Hough

20. Tessa Thompson

tessa on a red carpet

21. Nikkie Tutorials

Nikkie Tutorials came out as trans in a YouTube video from early 2020.

View this video on YouTube

Nikki Tutorials / youtube.com

22. Kehlani

kehlani on a red carpet

23. Braunwyn Windham-Burke

on realhousewives reunion set

24. Stormy Daniels

on a red carpet

She came out as bisexual on Twitter in 2019.

@BoroPark85 Nope...I like to fuck men and women. It's called bisexual.

Twitter: @StormyDaniels

25. Lil Peep

The rapper came out as bisexual shortly before his death.

Twitter: @lilpeep

26. Tyler Blackburn

tyler in a striped shirt

27. Lee Pace

lee at a bild interview

As a member of the queer community, I understand the importance of living openly, being counted, and happily owning who I am. That’s how I’ve always lived my life...

28. Kevin McHale

kevin on a red carpet

29. François Arnaud from Schitt's Creek

30. Clive Davis

31. J. August Richards

in an episode of council for dads

32. Barry Manilow

Barry in the 70s

33. Billy Gilman

young billy in the 90s

The country singer came out in a since-deleted YouTube video in 2014.

billy in 2020 at a fundraiser

34. T.J. Osborne of the country duo Brothers Osborne

he's playing the guitar

35. Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe

36. Alia Shawkat

37. Teddy Geiger

38. Janelle Monae

wearing a gorgeous silver dress

39. Keiynan Lonsdale

40. Dove Cameron

she's walking on the street

41. Aubrey Plaza

on a red carpet

42. David Archuleta

43. Wentworth Miller

standing in 2006

44. Matt Dallas

in 2009 in a suit

He came out on Twitter in 2013 by mentioning his fiancé, Blue Hamilton.

Starting off the year with a new fiancé, @bluehamilton. A great way to kick off 2013!

Twitter: @themattdallas

45. Charlie Carver

at a GLSEN function

46. Rowan Blanchard

47. Mara Wilson

a closeup of mara

In 2016, she said she was bi/queer on Twitter.

.@__SonjaLouise__ I said I *used* to identify as mostly straight. I've embraced the Bi/Queer label lately

Twitter: @MaraWilson

48. Paris Jackson

In 2018, she responded to a tweet that said she was bisexual with this:

how many times have i publicly referred to the community as “my fellow LGBTQ+”? like even on stage. i’ve been apart of the community for years. i even mentioned having crushes on girls when i was 8 in a magazine before.

49. Rita Ora

she's in yellow in a red carpet

The singer said she had romantic relationships with men and woman in a Notes App apology about her song "Girls" in 2018.

Twitter: @RitaOra

50. Jason Mraz

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