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28 People Who Came Out In The Last Few Years And Prove It's Never Too Late To Be A Little Gay

Today I learned the guy who sings "Shut Up And Dance With Me" is bi.

1. DJ Qualls

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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. Carole Baskin

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She told Pink News in 2020, "I have always considered myself to be bisexual. Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband."

3. Alyson Stoner

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She came out in an essay in Teen Vogue in 2018. She said, "I, Alyson, am attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways."

4. Rebecca Black

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She came out as queer on the "Dating Straight" podcast in 2020.

5. Stacey London

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

6. Abbi Jacobson

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She told Vanity Fair in 2018, "I kind of go both ways; I date men and women."

7. Nikki Blonsky (from Hairspray)

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She came out as gay on TikTok in 2020.

8. Lilly Singh

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She came out as bisexual in February 2019.

9. Tess Holiday

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She came out as pansexual in a Nylon magazine interview from 2019.

10. Niecy Nash

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Niecy got married to Jessica Betts in August 2020.

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

Twitter: @NiecyNash

11. Da Brat

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

12. Tinashe

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The underrated chanteuse and Britney stan came out as bisexual in a Gay Times Interview from 2019.

13. Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon

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He came out as bisexual on Instagram in 2020.

14. Taylor Schilling

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Her girlfriend posted this picture last year during Pride.

15. Danell Leyva

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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

16. Julianne Hough

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She came out as "not straight" in 2019.

17. Tessa Thompson

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She came out as bisexual in 2018. 

18. Nikki Tutorials

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

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19. Kehlani

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She came out as a lesbian in April 2021, like this week, in an Instagram post: "I am gay guh-gay gay gay!"

20. Braunwyn Windham-Burke

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The Real Housewives star came out as gay to GLAAD in December 2020.

21. Stormy Daniels

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She came out as bisexual on Twitter in 2019.

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

Twitter: @StormyDaniels

22. Tyler Blackburn

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He came out as queer to the Advocate in 2019. He said, "I've identified as bisexual since a teenager. I just want to feel powerful in my own skin, and my own mind, and in my own heart.”

23. Lee Pace

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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...

24. Kevin McHale

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He came out in 2018 saying in a Facebook Live, "I think there was zero surprise."

25. François Arnaud from Schitt's Creek

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He came out as bisexual on Bi Visibility Day in September 2020. 

26. J. August Richards

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He came out as gay on Instagram in August 2020.

27. Brendon Urie

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He came out as pansexual in 2018. In a Paper Magazine interview he said, ""I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care. If a person is great, then a person is great [...] I guess this is me coming out as pansexual."

28. Barry Manilow

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He talked about his sexuality for the first time in 2017. He told People, "I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything. When they found out that Garry (Barry's husband) and I were together, they were so happy. The reaction was so beautiful — strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it.”