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    JoJo Siwa Celebrated The Anniversary Of Her Coming Out With A Moving Instagram Post

    "A year ago today I posted this picture and shared with the world that I was gay."

    If you can believe it, it's somehow been a whole year since JoJo Siwa came out.

    JoJo in a colorful outfit and sneakers

    To rewind, last January, JoJo posted a pic wearing a "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever" T-shirt and confirmed that she was a member of the LGBTQ community two days later.

    JoJo smiling on the American Music Awards red carpet in a ballgown

    To mark the anniversary, JoJo posted a throwback photo of her original T-shirt pic, writing, "In the last 365 days, I’ve felt more love than ever. A year ago today I posted this picture and shared with the world that I was gay."

    "I get asked a lot 'was coming out scary for you'... and the answer is yes of course, anything that’s different about you is scary," she continued. "however... it’s what makes me… me. so I had no fear with sharing it with the world."

    JoJo on the red carpet at the People's Choice Awards

    "I also get asked a lot, 'your demographic is so young are you worried about telling kids your gay'.... Truthfully I feel like I was put on this earth to be a role model for kids, and letting all the kids of the world know that loving everyone for who they are no matter what is something that I will always believe in and always share."

    Headshot of JoJo smiling on the red carpet

    "Please never forget that no matter who you are, what you look like, who you LOVE that you are absolutely perfect. thank you for showing me the most love throughout this year and throughout my entire life. I love you all," she concluded.

    Smiling JoJo wearing shorts and high heels on the red carpet

    Happy gay anniversary, JoJo!